Domaine des Ardoisières Schiste Blanc

Domaine des Ardoisières Schiste Blanc


Country: France

Region: Savoie

Grapes: Jacquère, Roussette, Pinot Gris, Mondeuse Blanche

Vintage: 2021

Brice Omont of Domaine des Ardoisières has 16 hectares of mountainous terraced vineyards above the village of Cévins in Savoie. Since the beginning of the project in the late 1990s, these have become some of the most sought after wines in the region, with Brice's focus on vinifying each parcel according to it's specific soil type and micro-climate creating highly expressive and unique expressions of terroir.

This is the domaine’s top white cuvée from a south-facing terraced vineyard on a vertiginous 6o degree slope where the soil is derived from metamorphic mica-schist. Yields are just 25hh, and the wine is aged in 3-5 year old barrels for a year. There is a great balance of dense fruit, apricot, pears and spice with a whack of acidity and plenty of salinity.