Denis et Didier Berthollier Crémant de Savoie Méthode Traditionnelle Brut
  • Jacquère
  • Vegan-Friendly
  • Dry
  • Medium Bodied
  • 750ml

Denis et Didier Berthollier Crémant de Savoie Méthode Traditionnelle Brut

Savoie,
Regular price $34.95per bottle ($219.95per case)
12 bottles per case
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Floral & Chalky

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.

This traditional method brut has been made since 1985 and is a blend of Chardonnay and Jacquère that stays for about 20 months on its lees. On the nose, it has floral notes that combine with citrusy aromas and a hint of mineral chalk. On the palate, it has a vibrant acidity and good length.

Perfect to have as an aperitif before dinner or with desserts.

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.