Schiste is a cuvée made from the steep monopole (100% domaine owned vineyard) of Cevins. An incredibly steep slope (up to 60%, like Côte-Rotie), with a full southern exposure and soil of schist and mica schist yielding on avarage only 20hl/ha.
This is the pinnacle of Savoie winemaking, where day temperatures reach up to 50 degrees Celsius in the vineyards while the nights are cold under the influence of the Alps. Resulting in lower alcohol wines with an inherent mountain-streamlike freshness.
Schist is a beautiful wine, sometimes describes as 'a Huet wine from the Alps' but offering maybe even more depth and complexity. There's a beautiful play of ripe fruit such as apricot with spices, length and a loooong and saline finish. What a wine, a must try.
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 - Schiste 2019
40% Jacquère, 30% Roussanne, 20% Malvoisie, 10% Mondeuse Blanche