Jean-Yves Peron is a young artisan patiently reviving ancient, almost forgotten high-altitude vineyards in the French Alps, near Albertville. After studying oenology in Bordeaux, he trained with natural winemakers Thierry Allemand and Jean-Louis Grippt in the Rhone Valley and Bruno Schueller in Alsace.
Nice nose, fresh and balance with wide range of red fruits aromas. Fresh on the palate with apple notes and fresh red fruits too. Silky tannins with a long length.
"If it's not purity of expression--place, grape, vintage--then what else should we be looking for in our wines? Exactly. That is why we are in love with this bright, crunchy, mountain red from a man whose modest home includes a cheese room! How could you not want to drink a wine made by a man with a cheese room? Well maybe some of these other factoids will help: It's Mondeuse: a rare red varietal native to the Savoie, there is no added sulfur in the vineyard or bottling, and it's over-the-top good. For fans of lighter, spicier, more mineral infused reds need to get in bed with Yves."
Domaine Jean-Yves Péron Champ Levat 2016