2017 Domaine Jean Vullien Vin de Savoie Jacquere Blanc
Domaine Jean Vullien is run by Jean and his two sons, David and Olivier, in the Combe de Savoie where they work 69 acres of hillside vines. The domaine's holdings include all of the region's indigenous grape varietals (Jacquère, Altesse and Mondeuse) as well as Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Though the Vulliens have been making wine for over 40 years, the family is perhaps best known as a leader in the vine nursery business, providing young vines to growers throughout France. In fact, after the Phylloxera epidemic in the 19th and early 20th centuries, about 25% of the Chardonnay used to replant Chablis came from their nursery.
The wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks and the malolactic fermentation is blocked. The resultant wine is light, mineral and brightly acidic with notes of alpine flowers and citrus.
Enjoy as an aperitif or with fondue or mountain cheeses.