Localization: Savoie, France
Tasting Notes: Beautiful ruby color with bright flashes. Nose gourmet cherry and kirsch notes accompanied by black fruit. A harmonious mouth with jammy fruit resting on a concentrated under fine tannins, heralding a good aging potential.
Food pairing: To be enjoyed in good company! This wine is ideal to take with a rib-eye, grilled veal, beef tartare, or tripe.
Notes: The Persan is an ancient local grape variety, native to the Maurienne Valley. Harvested in whole bunches in the box. Maceration prior to cold fermentation for 2 to 5 days, then macerated for 3 weeks before the transfer. Aged in oak barrels for 8 months.
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.