Domaine Belluard Eponyme Mise Tardive
Domaine Belluard is an iconic estate in Savoie with vines high up in the Alps not far from Chamonix. Under the auspices of the legendary Dominique Belluard until his sudden passing in 2021, the domaine is renowned for elevating the local Gringet variety to new heights, and producing exceptionally pure and precise wines from vines grown without herbicides or pesticides. Going forward the domaine will be known as Domaine du Gringet, and young Ardèche winemaker Vincent Ruiz will be at the helm.
Eponyme is a special wine made from Gringet grapes harvested in 2020 from several parcels around the domaine. Still in barrel when Dominique passed, his close friend Jean-Francois Ganevat stepped in to finish the cuvée. Touches of smoky reduction on the nose followed by nougat, white flowers and spiced pear over a chalky mineral backbone.