France: Savoie

Around Chambéry and Aix les Bains

Wines from the Combe de Savoie, Mont Granier & Jongieux
By Wink Lorch

This Guide was last updated on 18 July 2013
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Denis & Didier Berthollier

Address: Le Viviers, 73800 Chignin
Tel: 04 79 28 11 75  Fax: 04 79 28 16 22
Geo-coordinates:  Latitude: 45:31:54N (45.53169)    Longitude: 6:0:39E (6.01086) 

Brothers Denis and Didier seem to make better and better wines each year, and their whites are among the best I taste regularly. Denis’ inspiration for the Chignin Bergeron Saint-Anthelme is no less a wine than Château de Beaucastel’s white Châteauneuf du Pape, unusual for being dominated by the Roussanne grape. You can of course buy the Berthollier’s St-Anthelme for a fraction of the price of Beaucastel and believe me, it’s worth a taste. The basic Chignin Bergeron, Chignin (from Jacquère) and Roussette de Savoie are all excellent value. The atmospheric tasting room has been created below the old family house, which is situated in Les Viviers with a view across to the Chignin towers.

Useful information: Visits preferably by appointment. Try Denis on 06 81 20 13 83. Some English spoken.


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