Roussette de Savoie is the local name for Altesse. This cuvée, named after the Quenard’s daughter Anne Sophie, comes from 25-year old vines on clay-limestone soil. It is vinified and aged in 600-liter demi-muids for 12 months. The wine has an expressive nose of white flowers and hazelnuts, and on the palate is round and mineral with a smooth finish. This wine could be an aperitif but can also pair perfectly with fish and hard cheeses.
This small domaine lies in one of the most beautiful spots of Chignin, next to the Tour Villard (part of the ruined Château de Chignin). After many years of family winemaking history here (since 1644!), Jean-François Quénard took over responsibilities from his father Jean-Pierre in 1987. Having already studied at wine school in Dijon, Burgundy (incidentally, with Yves Chéron from Domaine du Grand Montmirail in Gigondas) Jean-Francois also later studied winemaking in Bordeaux and California. He was joined by his wife Catherine, and together they gradually grew the domaine from its original 5-hectare size. More recently one of their 4 children, Anne Sophie, got her viti-vinicultural degree from the prestigious Beaune wine school and joined her parents.
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