2015 was a symbolic year, which saw the creation of Domaine Vendange.
Located in Combe de Savoie, on the foothills of the Massif des Bauges, Domaine Vendange extends over 10 hectares, on south facing slopes where the Savoyard grape
varieties Jacquère, Altesse, and Mondeuse fully express their authentic typical aromas.
Our vines flourish on the terroir of St Pierre d’Albigny, in the hamlet of Miolanet, within a radius of 1 km around the winery.
Our soils are among the youngest in the world
Our vines grow within glacial moraine: just 15,000 years ago, the valley was a huge glacier! These really are young soils!
And despite their youth, there are vast differences in the terroirs of our Miolanet parcels: limestone, scree, silty clay.
The climate, in addition to the southern exposure for the vines on the slopes, helps to enhance the beautiful expression of terroir and to obtain optimum grape maturity.
Work in the vineyards
The Vendange family have been tending to their vineyards for a great many years, but Benjamin and Diane have now taken the bold step of actually vinifying their own production.
We cultivate our vines using integrated agriculture practices, with the greatest respect for terroir and tradition. We focus on green harvesting as much as possible to stay as close as we can to our vines: pruning, disbudding, trellising, and leaf stripping, and we hand-harvest all our grapes at vintage.
Vinification, the expression of terroir
We own a modern vat house with 100% temperature-regulated stainless steel tanks, which allow us to work in the best possible conditions.
We approach vinification by intervening as little as possible, to allow all the typical features of our terroir and the native grape varieties to shine through.
We also decided to expose some of our wines to oak barrels, to enhance them with even greater complexity.
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Vendange & Fils
132 route du Clou
73250 St Pierre d'Albigny
GPS : N45°34'16.322'' E6°10'30.116''
Free tasting by appointment