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Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Vin de Savoie "Les Abymes"
Jacquère 50 years Marl, Limestone 1.14 ha
Vin de Savoie
“Méthode Traditionnelle” Brut
Jacquère 50 years Marl, Limestone 1.14 ha
Vin de Savoie Chignin
Jacquère 30 to 60 years Limestone scree 4 ha
Vin de Savoie Chignin "Vieilles Vignes"
Jacquère 70 + years Limestone scree 4 ha
Vin de Savoie Chignin Bergeron
Roussanne 20 to 80 years Steep limestone scree slopes 5 ha
Vin de Savoie Chignin Bergeron
“Elevé En Foudre de Chêne”
Roussanne 40 years Steep limestone scree slopes 5 ha
Vin de Savoie Chignin Bergeron
“Les Terrasses”
Roussanne 25 years Terraced steep limestone scree slopes 3 ha
Vin de Savoie Chignin Mondeuse
“Vieilles Vignes”
Mondeuse 70 years Clay, Limestone 2.8 ha
Vin de Savoie Chignin Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir 20 to 25 years Clay, Limestone .65 ha
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• Bergeron is also known as Roussanne
• Mondeuse is also known as Refosco

“Méthode Traditionnelle” Brut:

• Hand harvested

• Méthode Traditionnelle is very similar to Méthode Champenoise

• After primary fermentation, wine is bottled for a secondary fermentation

• After disgorgement, a house liqueur de tirage is added before final corking of wine


Chignin:

• Hand harvested

• After fermentation, the wine is aged in stainless steel on fine lees for 9 months


Chignin Bergeron:

• Hand harvested, natural fermentation after pressing

• “Elevé en Foudre” is aged for 11 months in oak foudre

• Malolactic fermentation is natural, sometimes completed, but not always

• Wine is bottled in September


Chignin Mondeuse “Vieilles Vignes”:

• Hand harvested

• Grapes are not crushed and some whole bunches are added to the cuve

• Maceration lasts 12 to 15 days

• Wine is aged in foudre for one year before bottling


Chignin Pinot Noir:

• Hand harvested

• Grapes are sorted and de-stemmed

• Maceration lasts 12 days

• Wine is aged until the August following the harvest, then bottled

General Information

Country
France
Region
Savoie
Appellation(s)
Vin de Savoie
Producer
André & Michel Quenard
Founded
1976
Annual Production
15,000 cases
Farming
Lutte Raisonnée
Website
http://www.am-quenard.fr/

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