is a French domaine established in 1947.
It is located in Ayze, Haute -Savoie, a land of unexpected eccellence.
In 1986 Dominique Belluard made his first Gringet vintage.
In 1988 he officially joined the business and gradually took over the wineyard management and winemaking carefully preserving the treasure of his autoctonous vines.
Dominique left us in June 2021 and his wife Valèrie decided to take care of the winery.
- Chalky scree of the Chablais Massif with small pebbles. Sediments of very ancient glaciers with clay and limestone strata. (Les Perles du Mont Blanc)
- Chalky scree of the Chablais Massif: small pebbles. (Mont Blanc Brut Zéro)
- Chalky scree of the Chablais Massif with small pebbles. Glacial Moraine and marl with Jurassic fossils. (Les Alpes)
- Glacial sediments with molassic strata and Jurassic Fossils. (Grandes Jorasses)
- Glacial Moraine (marl with Jurassic Fossils). (Pur Jus)
- Sediments of ancient glaciers with red clay. (Le Feu)
- Sediments of ancient glaciers with red clay. Glacial Moraines and marl of the Jurassic Age. (Mondeuse Noir)
Gringet, Altesse, Mondeuse Noir.
Exposure of the vineyards
For Gringet and Altessse: southern exposure
For Modeise Noir: south-eastern exposure
The vineyards of Ayze, the closest to Mont Blanc of any in Savoie, are reflected in the Arve river and are at home in the French Alps and Pre-Alps of Chablais. The Mole is the mountain of the southernmost peak of the Chablis Massif where the ubiquitous limestone scree comes.
- AOP AYSE-Vin de Savoie
- AOP Blanc-Vin de Savoie
- AOP Rouge-Vin de Savoie
The main concern of the domaine is to cultivate the vineyards by respecting winemaking traditions and terroirs.
a wine that transports the mind and the heart in a definite place which is at the same time universal can be defined as the most successful philosophical work nowadays.
- Gringet: natural high acidity, finesse, minerality, freshness
- Altesse: precious grapes, crispy acidity. Relatively high-alcoholic level
- Mondeuse Noir: structure, a reader of the terroir
deeply-rooted in the terroir, these wines let the soul migrate in the alpine atmosphere.
"Les Alpes" Gringet cuvéeVintage: 2018
An encounter with a wine of rare elegance in full respect of the terroir, the grape and its characteristics. Subtle notes of red fruits and apricot, papaya, alkekengi and grapefruit. The char between limestone and quartz. The green pistachio in the finish introduces to the sip with a crystal clear savoriness. Noble sip, from a large and distinct bouquet that gives cleanliness. Touches of sapidity. A wine that vibrates and lives. Perfect harmony between aroma and taste.
"Le Feu"Vintage 2019
It is a vineyard with a southeast exposure located at 450 m above the sea level on red clay soil with glacial sediments.
The wine shows a straw yellow colour with golden reflections.
The aroma is intense and broad. A vein of exotic citrus fruits such as orange and lemon is followed by notes of white peach, green apple and white melon. There are also floral scents of mint and edelweiss and perceivable mineral sensations of limestone and hydrocarbon. It is a pure and crystalline wine with a dry entrance that flows sweet with soft, enveloping warm notes. The taste is full, the character is vibrant and mineral. A fresh, fine and balanced wine with an endless persistence that reveals harmony.
"Grandes Jorasses" Altesse cuvéeVintage: 2018
100% Altesse or Roussette of Savoie
Height: 450 m
The bouquet is floral and fruity. It recalls mountain flowers and fruits. On the palate it results wrapping, well-rounded and of exceptional overall drinking pleasure. The wine is agile, harmonious with vegetal lacustrine hints and a crispy acidity.
"Grandes Jorasses" - Altesse cuvéeVintage 2019
100% Altesse or Roussette de Savoie (native grape variety)
Exposure: South - Height: 450m
One month maceration - no sulphites added
The wine shows a pastel yellow colour with light orange nuances. The bouquet is intense, mineral and fruity. Limestone and then yellow peach and almond unfold into notes of quince. And even yellow plum and bergamot. In the mouth sensations of acidity, softness and sapidity. A quite warm wine with tannins that recall the taste of a lemon seed. In Pino Cuttaia’s own words: "Never would a mother remove it, never would a mother let it miss".
Alalunga tuna slices by Chef Pino Cuttaia (La Madia - Licata - AG)