2016 Jean Yves Péron Cotillon Des Dames
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. The climate is cold due to the mountains but for the vineyards oriented to the South the Mediterranean climate allows better temperatures especially in winter reducing the number of frozen days. A beautiful opaque golden colour introduces a softly floral, cidery fragrance; the palate is densely textured yet very clean, with flavours of nutmeg, cinnamon, and plantain.