Chignin Bergeron – St Anthelme

21,50

Contenance : Bouteille 75 cl.

Millésime : 2017

Grape Bergeron (roussanne)

Small volume wine with around 3000 bottles a year – Ageing in oak barrel
AOP Vin de Savoie

this wine is made principally from the finest grapes from our parcel La Perette on the southwestern face of the La Savoyarde mountain.

This “Burgundy style” vinification with very little stirring gives a Chignin-Bergeron of extraordinary amplitude, without excess weight, and an exotic, refreshing finish.

Food/wine pairings: fresh or smoked fish in sauce, white meats, foie gras, goat or ewe’s milk cheeses.

This wine will be certified organic from the 2023 vintage.

Drink with moderation.

Description

After a year, with 80% in barrels and demi-muids (5 years old and over), and 20% in vats, the two volumes are blended in September before embarking on a further 6 months ageing. This “Burgundy style” vinification with very little stirring gives, after two additional years in bottle, a Chignin-Bergeron of extraordinary amplitude, without excess weight, and an exotic, refreshing finish.

History recounts that Saint-Anthelme was a Carthusian monk, born in the medieval castle of Chignin in 1107, who created the Grande Chartreuse, and was bishop of Belley..

  • Grape : 100% roussanne
  • Organic farming with the introduction of biodynamic techniques
  • The grapes are hand-gripped between the 10th and 25th September since 2016 (from 1st to 15th October before 2000)
  • Harvested in whole bunches in crates of 300 kg to prevent the berries being crushed
  • Pressed in whole bunches
  • Spontaneous fermentation by wild yeasts
  • Vinification without SO2
  • Aged for 12 months, 80% in barrels and demi-muids, and 20% in vats, then blended for a further ageing period of 6 months in vat.
  • Low addition of SO2 at bottling if necessary
  • Estate bottling respecting the lunar phases, then ageing 2 years again in cellar
  • Tasting Notes :
    • Aspect : straw yellow
    • Nose : powerful honey and exotic notes with tertiary aromas after 2 or 3 years in the cellar, with notes of forest floor.
    • Palate : rich crystalized fruit and exotic notes.
  • Food/wine pairings: fresh or smoked fish in sauce, white meats, foie gras, goat or ewe’s milk cheeses.

Additional information

Weight 1,3 kg

The vine

This Bergeron was created after the plantation of a parcel below the Saint Anthelme chapel whose remarkable orientation produces succulent, sun drenched grapes of great maturity.
Today, this wine is made principally from the finest grapes from our parcel La Perette on the southwestern face of the La Savoyarde mountain.

  • Soil : limestone clay scree
  • Orientation : South west with inclines of 35 to 40%
  • Organic farming with the introduction of biodynamic techniques
  • Harvest : MANUAL – between the 10th and 25th September
  • Trellissing: classic and on stakes
  • Age of vines : 20 years
  • Yield : 40 hl/HA

Localisation

Références

  • Le guide des meilleurs vins de France 2022 : millésime 2017  89/100
  • Bettane + Desseauve 2020 : millésime 2015 15,5/20
  • Bettane + Desseauve 2019 : millésime 2010 16/20
  • Le guide des meilleurs vins de France 2018 : millésime 2015 : « La glycine et l’acacia emplissent la bouche du St-Anthelme, énergique, solaire mais vigoureux : il fait la queue de paon en finale et devrait bien évoluer » 16/20
  • Le guide des meilleurs vins de France 2017 : millésime 2013 : « Tendre et épanoui, le millésime 2013 se boira sans tarder » 16/20
  • Le guide des meilleurs vins de France 2016 : millésime 2013 : admirable d’équilibre, ample et débordant de fruits jaunes » 16,5/20
  • Le guide des meilleurs vins de France 2015 : millésime 2011 : 15/20
  • Le guide des meilleurs vins de France 2014 : millésime 2010 : 15/20
  • Wine advocate – Robert Parker : 86/100