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2015 Chignin-Bergeron

André & Michel Quenard

2015 Chignin-Bergeron André & Michel Quenard - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant


Roussanne is generally thought of as a warm-climate grape: it thrives in places like the Rhône Valley, the Languedoc, and California’s Central Coast. However, the variety gives one of its most compelling expressions in an unexpected, much cooler place, and under a different name. Known as Bergeron, it is capable of ravishing heights in the mountain vineyards of Savoie, showing a natural affinity to the rocky limestone slopes in cru villages like Chignin. Local vigneron André Quenard and his son Michel—now joined by a third generation, Guillaume and Romain—have become specialists in the art of farming and vinifying Bergeron from this breathtaking Alpine terroir. The grape takes on a decidedly different identity here than in warmer sites, always showing great breadth and volume on the palate without ever straying into the flat or flabby end of the spectrum. Sleek and refined, it evokes white peach, exotic fruit, and blossoming wildflowers with utter class. –Anthony Lynch


  • Vintage 2015
  • Bottle Size 750mL
  • Blend Roussanne
  • Appellation Vin de Savoie
  • Country France
  • Region Savoie
  • Vineyard 20 to 80 years, 5 ha
  • Soil Steep limestone scree slopes
  • Winemaker André & Michel Quenard
  • Aging “Elevé en Foudre” is aged for 11 months in oak foudre
  • Farming Lutte Raisonnée
  • Alcohol 11%

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