Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Wine of the Week - Saint Romain Jacquère ''Cru Jongieux"

Located next to Switzerland in the eastern France region of Savoie, Domaine Saint Romain produces exquisite wines that reflect both alpine and Mediterranean influences. Despite the high elevation and very cool temperatures, wines produced from the area's most popular grape Jacquère, are easy-drinking, lively dry wines, with an abundance of terroir driven aromas. On the nose Saint Romain's Jacquère ''Cru Jongieux" has notes of fresh mountain flowers, rosemary and green apple with a refreshing, light, clean palate. Ideal as an aperitif or served with oysters, scallops, or shrimp. A classic pairing of course is a creamy cheese fondue.
 
The eastern French alpine region of Savoie is one that remains somewhat obscure but, if you can get your hands on a bottle of the higher-quality production from this region, you’ll find distinctive wines that express their respective terroirs in a way that is not often matched in the wine world. Domaine Saint-Romain, a diminutive family-run winery, hails from Jongieux, a small area in the hilly mid-section of Savoie just east of the Savoie River. Boasting quality wines made from both red and white grapes, Jongieux rests on the glacially-sculpted terraces between Lac de Bourget (the largest and deepest lake in all of France) and the Rhône River.

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