Domaine des Ardoisières Argile Blanc
Grapes: Chardonnay, Mondeuse Blanche, Jacquère
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.
The Argile Blanc is Chardonnay and Mondeuse Blanche planted at high altitude (450m) on steep schist-based hillsides, vinified with some jacquère from Apremont and aged in fibreglass for nine months. A beautifully balanced tension, with smoky notes on the nose and very pure ripe lemon fruit, and intense mineral and saline character on the palate.