Chateau d'Apremont Vin de Savoie Apremont 2010

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I bought this bottle of wine for ten pounds from a shop in Hampstead London www.nicolas.co.uk. Apremont is a commune in the Department of Savoie in South-east France in the foothills of the Alps which has given its name to this wine.The area was buried in limestone by a massive and catastrophic landslide in 1248 when part of Mount Granier collapsed and the vineyards are located on top of the debris.The name Apremont, which translates as 'bitter mountain' refers to this terrible event.Dominique and Katty Allion have been making wine since 1973 and now have 18 hectares under vine and operate the 16th century Chateau in the village as a restyaurant and hotel.The wine is made from the jacquere grape,a grape unique to Savoie and which the AOC rules state should make up at least 80% of the wine.I drank my bottle as an accompaniment to my dinner of baked tuna in tomato sauce with rice and thought it superb.It is very clean, fresh,crisp and dry without being at all bitter or sour but almost mineral although there is a hint of pear or apple.I thought it absolutely lovely.

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Variety: Jacquere
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I bought this bottle of wine for ten pounds from a shop in Hampstead London www.nicolas.co.uk. Apremont is a commune in the Department of Savoie in South-east France in the foothills of the Alps which has given its name to this wine.The area was buried in limestone by a massive and catastrophic landslide in 1248 when part of Mount Granier collapsed and the vineyards are located on top of the debris.The name Apremont, which translates as 'bitter mountain' refers to this terrible event.Dominique and Katty Allion have been making wine since 1973 and now have 18 hectares under vine and operate the 16th century Chateau in the village as a restyaurant and hotel.The wine is made from the jacquere grape,a grape unique to Savoie and which the AOC rules state should make up at least 80% of the wine.I drank my bottle as an accompaniment to my dinner of baked tuna in tomato sauce with rice and thought it superb.It is very clean, fresh,crisp and dry without being at all bitter or sour but almost mineral although there is a hint of pear or apple.I thought it absolutely lovely.




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