Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Wine Finds: France's Crisp Alpine White

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Wine Finds: France's Crisp Alpine White

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If you think white wines are boring, try one from Savoie, France's alpine country close to its eastern border with Switzerland. These distinctive whites are frequently made from a grape varietal called Jacqure and are often dry, crisp and pristine with a brisk snap. There is a group of villages within the Savoie appellation, and a village name can be added to a label if the wine meets certain strict standards. One of those villages is Apremont. Below is a comparison between an Apremont wine and one from Gard, a large area within the Languedoc-Roussillon region in southern France.

BERNARD & CHRISTOPHE RICHEL 2014 APREMONT SAVOIE AOC

Bought * Whole Foods Market, 1601 South Brentwood Boulevard, in January for $12.99

Description * This white is almost as clear as water, but it packs a surprisingly zesty punch. Made from 100 percent Jacqure, the Apremont is pure, lively and just delightful. …

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