Domaine De Chatillon

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Domaine De Chatillon

The stunning French Alpine region of Savoie is best known for its beautiful freshwater lakes & snow capped mountains. The wines of Domaine de Chatillon are produced from vineyards overlooking the Lac de Bourget , which is the largest freshwater lake in France & 80 kilometers south of Geneva.

The property is owned by Edouard Peter who is also the owner of Australian iconic winery Yarra Yering & he has for many decades been a lover of the region & its wines.

The Domaine is named after the magnificent Chateau of Chatillon which is located on the Northern headland of the Lac de Bourget, this historic property dates back to the 3rd Century & was originally a Roman Fortress , it was extended in the 11th Century with the main Castle & has been a home to many historic figures such as legendary 18th Century poet Alphonse Lamartine

The 7 Hectare property has an ideal west facing exposition mid slope which ensures optimum sunshine & the soils are laden with calcerous limestone, glacial deposits & marl which help convey the alpine tones of the wines.

 

The varieties produced are Jacquere (a vibrant, clean & mineral white), Rose, Gamay & the locally revered Mondeuse (a medium bodied red with aromas of raspberry, violets & spice with firm tannins) that has a pedigree to age.

The vines are between 40 to 60 years old & all the fruit is handpicked. The wines are vinified locally with an emphasis on capturing freshness & vibrancy. Hence, allowing the wines to  speak clearly of their Alpine origin.

Historically, the wines of Savoie  have been consumed locally as the region only produces less than 1% of France's wine production. The wines were rarely seen outside of the region, let alone outside of France.

With Domaine de Chatillon the wines are now available to be enjoyed and experienced by wine lovers throughout the world. For anyone who can enjoy the flavours of the French Alps & discover this exciting region.

A restrained savoury wine with vivid aromas and earthy tones with cranberry and cherries fruits. There are fresh cut violets, iris and Pomegranate with a hint of cherry, plum and raspberry. Subtle notes of potting soil form a backdrop to its sweet and flowery flavours. The wine has a moderate acidity combined with the tartness of red fruits and structural tannins.

 

Vivid purple violet colour with very appealing violet, rose petal, raspberry fruit, and white pepper, wet stone aromas, on the palate its medium-bodied plush and fresh with supple well-integrated tannins. It shows ample juicy strawberry, red currant, some blueberry, red cherry, sour plum, spice flavours and a hint of cacao with a lingering clean refreshing finish and a hint of savouriness.

The Jacquère from Domaine de Chatillon is light-bodied and crisp with a clean steely minerality and light floral blossom notes. On the palate, this has a citrus or green apple acidity and can be compared to some lighter Muscadet wines, without the leesy characters.

 

There’s a subtle array of pomegranate and rose petals, with savoury red fruit aromas of strawberry and macerated cherry with hints of wildflowers and spice. The palate is lifted with roses, strawberry and glace cherry that frame this structural, floral and dry balanced rosé.

 

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