Ask Sid: Wine from Jacquere grape?

June 10th, 2020
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Wine from Jacquere grape?

Question: I was served last week a rather pleasant wine as an aperitif that I was told used the Jacquere grape. What was it?

Answer: Probably a refreshing white wine of lower alcohol from the Savoie region in France. Jacquere is the most planted grape variety there. It delivers light wines from higher yields showing fresh acidity from mountainous marl & limestone soils that are becoming popular – either as pure varietals or increasingly blended with other grapes to provide more flavour interest. Lovely aperitif or when paired with their melted cheese dish of Fondue Savoyarde. Also being utilized more recently in their newer Cremant de Savoie appellation.

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June 10th, 2020

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