DOMAINE DE CHEVILLARD | AOP SAVOIE | SAINT PIERRE D'ALBIGNY
Farming organically since 2016.
Kiffe my wines has been created with the idea of bringing new wines to the UK market coming from young exciting growers. Having travelled & tasted many wines over the last years from young emerging talents, I have to say that this is not often you come across first vintages that are simply exceptional. Experience, conviction as well as better logistics often enable winegrower to progress in delivering more precise and refine wines with time.
However, this is not the case for the wines of Domaine de Chevillard based in St Pierre d’Albigny in Savoie, whose 2016 was the 1st official vintage. Mathieu Goury who has studied in many wine regions of France (Beaujolais, Loire, Rhône) and travelled extensively making wines abroad (Canada, Australia) has a deep understanding and passion for wine and a “no compromise” approach to quality that is impressive.
The 9 ha of altitude vineyard he tends are mostly on South, East exposure favoring great maturity. The white varieties (Jacquère, Altesse, Chardonnay, Mondeuse Blanche) are pressed very gently using an old Coquard press (widely use in Champagne for the quality of extraction) and fermented directly in oak (large & Small). The red varieties (Pinot Noir, Mondeuse Noir) are destemmed and macerated for a long period in concrete tanks, rare pump overs are done with buckets. Mathieu has an old school approach, wines are racked only once before bottling and wines see a minimum amount of Sulphur at that time.
Really looking forward to introducing these wines to our customer in the UK market as Mathieu has also been awarded earlier this year “Discovery of the Year” by France’s most prominent wine publication La Revue de Vin de France.
Savoie & Mathieu have definitely a bright future.