The Rare White Grape of Haut-Savoie - Gringet


Domaine Belluard "Ayse" Brut Zéro 2009

Just a shy 30-40km away from Mont Blanc, a sleepy, almost extinct, rare white grape variety known as Gringet finds its roots deep in the old glacier sediments of chalk, limestone and clay beneath the mountainous slopes of Haut-Savoie in France. With a current total worldwide planting acreage of 22 hectares, this truly is a rare Vitis vinifera species that survived from the era of wild grapevines. Fortunately for us, Dominique Belluard, whose family is based out of Ayse (between Geneva and Chamonix), has been actively preserving, propagating and saving this ancient variety from extinction since he joined his family's domaine in 1988. In general, wines made from Gringet tend to be delicate, clean, crisp, floral and almost a touch herbal. The 2009 "Ayse" Brut Zéro (no dosage added) from Belluard (pictured above) is made using the traditional method similar to Champagne production, and was aged on lees for 3 years before release. At almost a decade old post bottling, its bubbles or effervescence are now quite fine and mellow, heady with alpine-like aromas, green pears, apples, lemon curd and mineral-driven flavours. We love drinking this cold with lots of heavily-spiced fried chicken, especially those coated with Cajun seasoning, spicy Korean sauces, Malay rempah, or Thai spices. Nasi lemak, grilled sausages, white asparagus in Hollandaise sauce, chilli crab and wok-hei filled Hokkien Mee will work just fine too!


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Offer is valid until 31 May 2021 or until we run dry!

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