Created in 1947, Domaine BELLUARD occupies ten hectares in the small municipality of Ayse, in Haute-Savoie (France). It is located in the heart of the Arve Valley, between Geneva and Chamonix Mont-Blanc. Since 1988, Dominique BELLUARD has been cultivating one of the oldest vines in the Alps, where a unique and endemic variety, “Gringet” is preserved. Today, in order to achieve the best typicality of the wines, the main concern of the estate is to cultivate the vineyards with the greatest respect for the terroirs and traditions. Therefore, the farm was transformed in 2001 to operate organically.
This year 2021 has been cursed for the Belluard family, due to the death of their alma mater Dominique, hence our condolences to the family.
After Dominique’s abrupt departure, Valérie, partner of Dominique Belluard, turned to her longtime friend from the Jura, Jean-François Ganevat, to create this Eponyme cuvée. This tribute cuvée is a mix of the different gringet lots that were used in the le Feu and les Alpes cuvées. A gringet with a surprising and reductive style, offering subtle floral and yellow fruit notes. In the mouth it is lively, tasty, enhanced by notes of spices. A wine to taste in memory of a great winegrower in Savoy.