December 2017 Wine of the Month Club Newsletter - page 14

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Domaine Jean Vullien was created by its
namesake in 1973. It is now run by his two
sons, David and Olivier. The vineyard is in
the little-known region of Savoie, located
in the northwest corner of France. The
principal grape here is even the lesser-
known Jacquère.
The appellation is high atop the French
Alps and too cold to grow red grapes. So
it is the shy Jacquère which answers the
call.
The grape is also grown in the northern
Rhône, where it has flavors and aromas
similar to Viognier, but without the
power. In the colder climate of Savoie,
Jacquère shows its character by
displaying a delicate and aromatic
presence, shrouded in a web of gripping
acidity. Vullien’s grapes are situated in
a slightly warmer microclimate within
Savoie, so their wine expresses more
weight and flavor than most local wines.
The 50-acre vineyard is tended to
completely by hand. The grapes are
hand-picked, so as not to disturb their
delicacy, and then hand-sorted at the
winery to make sure that only the ripest
and fullest grapes are crushed.
This is a very expensive process, but
necessary to preserve the gentle nuance
of Jacquère. The result, of course, is a
lovely, vibrant offering that is considered
the best the appellation has to offer.
The clear, clean tone, set by the wine’s
color, continues through the fetching
aroma of apple, on to the lovely palate,
and finally all the way through to the
vibrant, citrusy finish.
“ ZHA • cair “
Mineral Notes and
Peach
Shy Peach, Granite
Now through 2019
Shellfish, Seafood,
Vegetarian
Very Pale
Lovely Citrus
Region: Savoie A.O.P., France • Alcohol: 12.0%
DOM. JEANVULLIEN&FILS
Jacquère, 2016
ITEM #: L1217W4IF
Retail Price:
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