An exploration of wine

561. Domaine Jean Vullien, Chignin-Bergeron Vin de Savoie, 2009

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Book 3 Wine 561

€13.50; 13%

Having ridden the Alpe d’Huez, Col de la Croix de Fer and Col du Galibier, I figured I deserved some wine, so picked this up in Bourg d’Oisans before heading home. A year later, I finally cracked this after a trip to Chamonix, by way of inspiration. A pure Roussanne (aka Bergeron). Not a bad example. Mid-gold; notable legs. Slightly smoky / vegetal note, that’s very reminiscent of Grüner Veltliner white pepper. Also vanilla custard, honeysuckle, yellow peach and mandarin. Lemon, honeyed pear and peach on the palate with medium acidity. Med+ body, with a touch of warming alcohol on the slightly disjointed finish. – with some apple core and white pepper touches. Enjoyable and different, and excellent with creamy, mature Comte cheese.

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