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Paul Gadenne La Debaroule! Jacquere Chignin 2020

Paul Gadenne La Debaroule! Jacquere Chignin 2020
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Paul Gadenne moved with his dad to the town of Chignin in the Savoie region of France a little over a decade ago; since all his friends’ families made wine, he started to help in their vineyards during school holidays. Upon high school graduation, he took off for Burgundy to study winemaking before returning home and beginning his label focused on organic farming and minimal cellar intervention.

White grape: Jacquère (shjahh-KEHR) - The name is thought to have stemmed from the name of the family who first introduced the grape to the Savoie region; it’s synonym “Robinet” means “tap”—a reference to how productive this vine is.

Synonyms: Cugnette, Jacquerre, Jacquère, Martin-Cot, Molette de Montmélian, Plant des Abîmes, Raisin des Abîmes, Redin, Robinet, Roussette (though NOT the same as Roussette/Altesse from the Savoie as featured last quarter! Confusing, huh?)

Hails from: Savoie, France

Viticultural Notes: vigorous producer with high yields, early budding and late ripening, and prone to black and botrytis bunch rots

Stylistic Notes: fresh, clean, high-acid, light-bodied and dry wines with a signature alpine-herb and mineral quality

Wine-Specific Notes: We must give credit and high praise to critic Natalie Earl who pegged this wine as being like “a soft embrace from a powdery snowman—bracing, fresh and enlivening.” That note is too good to not quote. Winemaker Paul Gadenne fermented this with native yeasts in stainless steel tanks and let the wine rest for eight months on the lees to add texture to the inherent acidity before bottling unfined/unfiltered.

Pairing Suggestions: smoked trout toast with scrambled eggs and herbs; almond chicken salad; fondue parties