Domaine Belluard Les Perles du Mont Blanc
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.
Les Perles du Mont Blanc is traditional method sparkling Gringet that spends two years on the lees before disgorgement. Fermentation for the base wine is done with indigenous yeast and the second with Champagne yeast, creating a wine with plenty of creamy, nutty richness balanced by a crisp minerality and notes of alpine herbs, white flowers, pear and honey.