Domaine des Ardoisières - Argile Blanc 2021
40% Jacquère, 40% Chardonnay, 20% Mondeuse Blanche
Argile Blanc is a wine from 40 year old Chardonnay and Mondeuse Blanche vines planted at high altitude (450m) on steep schist-based hillsides, vinified with some Jacquère from Apremont (limestone scree) and is then aged in fibreglass for nine months.
It's a giving wine, fresh like an Alpine mountain stream with a saline richness and some smokiness to balance the freshness. You can taste the Savoie tension of warm days and cold nights, giving you ripe lemon fruits over the base of mineral, silky acidity. Finely balanced. This wine is best served in a decanter or by opening up the wine about an hour in advance.