Jura / Savoie

Domaine Blard

Country

France

Region

Jura / Savoie

Sub-Region

Savoie

Appelation

AOC Vin de Savoie
AOC Crémant de Savoie

Vineyard Size

10 hectares

Vineyard Age

50-80 yeards old

Volume

40000 Bottles

Grape Variety

Jacquère
Chardonnay
Pinot Noir

Production

Biodynamic

Climate

Cool to moderate mountain climate

Wine Maker

Thomas Blard

"Behind each bottle, 7 pairs of hands have worked for you".

Soil Specificity

The soils at the foot of the Bauges massif in the Alps are of clay-limestone type bringing to the vine quantity of nutrients very beneficial to the quality of the grapes. We distinguish two types of soils. On one hand, rich and deep soils based on limestone, sandy-silt, and red clay. On the other hand, poor and shallow soils, stony, based on schist and mica schist with sandy-clay, where the vine roots reach deep down into the rock to draw water and nutrients.

History / Ethos

Domaine Blard is a family winery in it's 5th generation, growing vines across 10 hectares. The Blard family started off as general farmers before focusing on grapes only after World War Two. Initially selling their grapes to other merchants, they eventually began crafting and creating their own wines, especially after 1973 when the appellation vin de Savoie was created.. They are faithful to tradition and open to modernity: they produce wines with protected origins, whilst employing biodynamic methods in their farming. The result is no herbicides or pesticides used, with organic certification due in 2023.
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