Frédéric Giachino has been producing wine in his domain for more than 20 years, utilising organic techniques for half of that time. Located in the Chartreuse Hills, the vines of Giachino grow along the limestone slopes of Mount Granier.
They are made only with local grapes, including Persan and Douce Noire, which were reintroduced by Frédéric. Other varieties include Jacquère, which is grown on six of the nine hectares of land, as well as Altesse, Gamay and Mondeuse. The care and attention given to the land, the grapes and the wines themselves can be tasted in every glass.
The Mondeuse grapes are handpicked. Whole bunch maceration for 3 weeks. The first winter following the harvest, the wine stays in vats. Then the wine is racked into old barrels for at least 12 months.
The Mondeuse grape variety is related to Syrah – potentially a grandfather & it certainly has a Northern Rhine Syrah style when young, aging to become more like Pinot Noir after a few years.
This is now showing more Pinot-esque flavours & texture. It was a stunning bottle when we tried this recently.
No fining, no filtration.
750ml / 12%