Grape(s): 50% Persan, 50% Gamay
Localization: Savoie, France
Tasting Notes: Frères Giac’ is a 50/50 blend of Persan and Gamay, noted with flavors of tart raspberry, red cherry, and white pepper. Think Beaujolais meets Alpine France. Absolutely delicious and insanely chuggable! Serve slightly chilled.
Notes: Hand harvest, de-stemmed, and following a natural fermentation in stainless steel, 10 day maceration, gently handled to minimize extraction. 6 months maturation in stainless steel. Unfined and lightly filtered. Minimal SO2 just prior to bottling.
The Domain: The Giachino estate maintains its vineyards and produces wines based on organic methods. Wine producers for over 20 years, our vineyards are based in the Chartreuse regional park in the department of Savoie. Our estate comprises various small, organically farmed vineyards on the slopes of Mount Granier, encompassing the communes of Chapareillan, Les Marches, and Apremont.
Respect for nature and the environment has always been close to our hearts. Our organic wines are produced in full compliance with the AB (Organic Agriculture) and Nature & Progrès (Nature and Progress) labels.
Their complete conversion to organic farming in 2006 was the outcome of a long process. Moving away from conventional wine-producing methods meant making fundamental changes to their ways of working. It also opened up a new relationship with the vines, for example in handling the vagaries of the weather and the seasons. But these are the values to which they are committed and which they also hope to transmit to their children.
Becoming more deeply involved with their land and their vines brings out their region’s true flavors. What makes their wines special is their preference for cultivating grapes that are unique to the Savoie. So they give them an added ‘happiness’ factor – after all, wine is first and foremost something to be enjoyed.