Domaine Partagé Cricri

Domaine Partagé Cricri


Country: France

Region: Savoie

Grapes: Jacquère

Vintage: 2022

Gilles Berlioz of Domaine Partagé has an unconventional background for a (now iconic) grower. He wanted to live a rural life and first tried cultivating flowers, then breeding vines, but couldn’t make a living, so instead worked as a builder. After losing two fingers in an accident he recovered in his hometown of Chignin and (surrounded by his family's vines) decided to give winemaking a try. In total he has 8 hectares of vines, all on steep slopes in a variety of soils including silt, gravel, clay and limestone at an altitude of 300-400m which he tends organically.

Cricri is a tense, mineral expression of the alpine variety Jacquère from biodynamic, hand-harvested grapes. After a slow press fermentation begins in fibreglass tanks using native yeasts before ageing on the lees for 6 months in fibreglass tanks and eggs.