Domaine Belluard

is a French domaine established in 1947.

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, so deeply rooted in Ayze, Haute-Savoie, a land of unexpected excellence.

Terroirs:

  • 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. Glacial Moraines and marl of the Jurassic Age. (Mondeuse Noir)

Grape Varieties:
Gringet, Altesse, Mondeuse Noir.

Area:
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.

Classification:

  • AOP AYSE-Vin de Savoie
  • AOP Blanc-Vin de Savoie
  • AOP Rouge-Vin de Savoie

Target:
The main concern of the domaine is to cultivate the vineyards by respecting winemaking traditions and terroirs.

Wine descriptions

Evalutation:
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

Common notes:
deeply-rooted in the terroir, these wines let the soul migrate in the alpine atmosphere.

AOP AYSE

Vin de Savoie AOP AYSE Brut cuvée "Les Perles du Mont Blanc" 2016

Vintage: 2016

100% Gringet

3 g/l
more than 24 months sur lattes

The aroma is fruity with currant and wild strawberry notes. It  reveals  balsamic hints of alpine stars and mugo pine. Oyster. Wrapping and fresh. Between earth and sky it is well supported by a strong acidity. Anton balance. Harmony in the wine and in the soul.

Persistent.

Crunchy sage and pineapple gel

AOP AYSE

Vin de Savoie AOP AYSE Brut Zéro Cuvée "Mont Blanc" 2016

Vintage: 2016

100% Gringet

0 g/l
more than 24 months sur lattes

A wine of class, determined, of alpine freshness and cleanliness. Floreal hints of white mulberry, anise, tarragon, flint. Pine nuts, resin and cumin. Saline. A wine in costant evolution

AOP Blanc

Vin de Savoie AOP Blanc Gringet Cuvée "Les Alpes" 2018

Vintage: 2018

100% Gringet

Exposure: South
450 m

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.

AOP Blanc

Vin de SAVOIE AOP Blanc Altesse Cuvèe "Grandes Jorasses" 2018

Vintage: 2018

100% Altesse or Roussette of Savoie

Exposure: South
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.

AOP Blanc

Vin de SAVOIE AOP Balanc Altesse cuvèe "100% Pur Jus" 2018

Vintage 2018

100% Altesse

No sulphites added
70 days maceration

This wine is clear golden amber. On the nose white fir, sheep skin, pine nuts, cedar wood bark, gunpowder and aromatic herbs such as thyme and lemon balm. Fossil notes, crab. Crispy acidity, great sensation of freshness and exotic floral features.

AOP Rouge

Vin de SAVOIE AOP Rouge Mondeuse 2018

Vintage 2018

100% Mondeuse Noirt

No sulphites added
Exposure: south east
450 m

A reader of the terroir. Delicate red fruits, earth hints and floral notes, white pepper. Structure and acidity are in perfect harmony with glacial freshness.

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