Founded in 1853, the family are now into their 7th generation of winemaking in the Savoie.
Pinot Noir vines are grown on granite and clay limestone soils with south-east exposition. Sustainable methods are employed in the vineyards.
After manual harvest, a gentle pressing, then fermentation for 5-7 days in stainless steel vats.
Ageing in stainless steel tanks for 4 months prior to bottling. No oak influence on this wine leading to great purity of the Pinot fruit.
The wine reveals a delicate nose with aromas of red fruits, blackberry and a cherry core. It also evokes subtle bay scents. On the palette, a lively acidity with nicely balanced fine and spicy tannins. Soft, textural finish of red fruits and crushed fresh herbs.
Pair with Savoie cheeses, charcuterie, roast chicken.
Jean-Benoît Cavalier transformed the land of his family home into Domaine Cavalier in the 1980s....