Wine Review: Domaine Eugene Carrel Jongieux, Savoie 2018

jongieuxJongieux is an appellation in the larger Savoie region nestled in the foothills of the Alps of Eastern France overlooking the Rhone River

Made from the Jacquère grape, the most widely planted grape in Savoie and seldom found elsewhere, this gentle, mouthwatering white wine is worth seeking out if you like modesty. It slips away, sighs but then reluctantly tells its.

Very pale in the glass, shy but quietly pretty on the nose, it haltingly reveals freshly golden apple, anjou pear with a hint of pine and a faint roasted nut quality.

Simple and refreshing, light weight and soft with a  whisper of creaminess at midpalate, it’s quietly balanced and harmonious, as the long deliberate finish slowly unfolds its mineral essence.

Tender and demure, it becomes more self assured developing a nice rhythm on the finish as the acidity and minerality play a game of bounce around the mouth and the texture turns pleasingly granular.

Pair with the tender and demure Lasso by Camille.

Technical Notes: Aged on the lees until bottling, this 6th generation farm has been producing primarily wine grapes on steep limestone slopes since the 1970’s

Score: 90

Price: $15 (Purchase here)

Alc: 11.5%

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