Denis et Didier Berthollier Cru Chignin Vieilles Vignes 2021
  • White Wine
  • Jacquère
  • Sustainable, Vegan-Friendly
  • Dry
  • Medium Bodied
  • 750ml

Denis et Didier Berthollier Cru Chignin Vieilles Vignes 2021

Savoie, France
Regular price $27.95per bottle ($335.40per case)
12 bottles per case
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Mineral & Citrus

The Bertholliers come from a long wine-making tradition; growers, owners and winemakers for several generations dating back to 1850. Today, brothers Denis and Didier own several parcels on the southernmost and steepest parts of the Savoie hills whose abrupt slopes, too difficult to work on, had been abandoned by their forefathers at the beginning of the 20th century. But this is the terrain where the grapes thrive.

Made from 50 year-old vines of Jacquère. Nose of white flowers and citrus fruit, white peach and lemon. Beautifully fresh, mouth-watering citrus and mineral palate with a certain salinity.

The perfect pairing for cured meats and rich fish dishes.

About the Winery

Denis et Didier Berthollier

The Bertholliers are of strong wine-making tradition; growers, owners and winemakers for several generations. Brothers Denis and Didier cultivate 10 hectares of vines on the southern slopes of the Savoyard in Chignin, located ten kilometers from Chambery. Their great-grandfather, Louis Tissot, founded the farm in 1850.

Their grandfather Marius maintained a mix of farming and livestock, in addition to vines. His daughter Monique then took over and married Denis and Didier’s father, Alexis Berthollier, himself the son of winemaker. They abandoned polyculture to devote their activity fully to the vines. Alexis father, Victor Berthollier, who was winemaker at Aprement, was probably the first winemaker to bottle Savoyard wine for the mass-market in 1970! Denis and Didier harvest, vinify and do the bottling themselves at the domain. They have eliminated the use of insecticides and fungicides in all their vines and ceased the use of weed-killer since 2008, enabling grass to grow in the rocky slope vineyards. They use only naturally occurring, indigenous yeasts and very minimal SO2. Their wines have a pureness and finesse among the best of the Savoy region.

Press Reviews

Wine Align

93 points - Michael Godel

From the brothers Berthollier, Denis and Didier, farmers at the southernmost and steepest slopes of the Savoie hills. A varietal jacquère taken from 50 year-old vines and a most singular white wine at that. Yes the white flowers and stone fruit are there, as is the citrus and vaguely honeyed character. But there is much more, savoury elements of plants wild and edible, subtle musk and pungency and white pepper shakes. Reminds of grüner veltliner in a way, but then seems so different and far away. Fun bit of intrigue and delicious at the end of the day. Drink 2022-2026. Tasted September 2022.