A crisp, fresh, and delicate white from the Alpine region of France, Savioe. Wonderful notes of white flower, crisp, fresh apples and pears, sublte notes of citrus, and wet stone. Perfectly balanced with nice acidity. Perfect wine to enjoy on a warm sunny day to sip and savor. Pairs best with seafood or fresh water fish, or with traditional Savoie cuisine such as fondue and melted raclette cheese on potatoes and crispy baguette.
In 1840, François Tiollier bought the land where fruit trees and vines flourished already. He added the mansion, took a good look at his creation and christened it Domaine de l'Idylle. Idyll means love story. Unable to have children, the property skipped a generation to his nephew Albert.
Albert Tiollier, focused more on wine production than fruit and his efforts were recognized in 1920 with the first of many medals for Domaine de l'Idylle.
Before the Second World War, Albert handed the reins to his son André who, together with his wife Henriette, became the first generation to bottle the wine on site. This was an important step in the development of these authentic but lesser known local grape varieties.
In 1975, the next generation saw brothers Philippe and François Tiollier in charge and expanding the vineyard to its current size of 50 acres, devoted exclusively to wine production. The brothers added new wines to the range and began international distribution which today spreads far beyond their native Savoie to Asia and the USA.
In 2011, Philippe's oldest son, Sylvain Tiollier , joined the team to add a hint of modernity to the great traditions of Domaine de l'Idylle.
Winery/Producer: Famille Tiollier - Domaine de l'Idylle – Philippe, Francois, and Sylvain Tiollier
Grape(s): 100% Altesse (Roussette de Savoie)
Style: White, dry
Origin: Roussette de Savoie, Savoie, France
Vinification: Organic, biodynamic, and sustainable farming practices. The grapes are harvested and fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. Aged on fine lees.
Aging: Aged in stainless steel tanks on fine lees.
% ABV: 13.5%