Argile Rouge is an energetic, fresh but deep red from Domaine des Ardoisières made from mostly Gamay, with Mondeuse Noire and Persan.
The Gamay brings the liveliness, the funk, while the Mondeuse and Persan bring the power. Violets, deep spices, spicy red fruit and a very mineral structure. It's almost like a blend of your favorite natural Beaujolais with your favorite Bourgeuil Cabernet Franc, but then grown on a mountain.
The Mondeuse comes from 50 year old vines in a clay soil in Saint-Jean-de-la-Porte, the Gamay and Person from 40 year old vines on slate in Saint-Pierre-de-Soucy. Vinified in cuvee, no destemming and then an elevage in glassfibre tanks for 9 months.
This 2019 will benefit from some time in a decanter or by opening the bottle an hour or two in advance.
A wine region that's housed in a corner of France along the Swiss border and is more known for skiing than wine and is dominated by the view of the Mont Blanc. However, the vines in the area are growing in a much lower area. Like the Jura, it's a recently 'discovered' area with unique viticulture and it's own set of native grape varieties.
Domaine des Ardoisières
Brice Omont is making natural wines on the steep, Alpina slopes of the Savoie. Using native grape varieties such as Jacquère, Mondeuse, Persan and others. The wines are vinified on their natural yeasts from biodynamic vineyards and are among the most sought-after wines of the region. Read more about Domaine des Ardoisières in our winemaker portfolio here.
Domaine des Ardoisières - Argile Rouge 2019
65% Gamay, 25% Mondeuse Noire, 10% Persan