Overview of the Wine
In 1975, two brothers established a small farm on 10 hectares of land in Savoy, France, a region that borders Switzerland and sits at the foothill of the Alps. The Labbé farm produced hay, wheat, milk, beef and table grapes- which were fermented into an admittedly “not very good” white wine meant only for home consumption. When two cousins- sons of the founding brothers took over the estate in 2004, they decided to focus on winegrowing instead of animal husbandry, and for our drinking pleasure, wisely planted the AOC’s designated Jacquère grape and began wine production.
Grape / Blend
Vin de Savoie, France
Winemaker's Tasting Notes
A clean, dry white wine; tangy, chalky minerals and floral fruit flavors, it is a natural match for shellfish. Roger Labbe’s Abymes is 100% Jacque`re, a varietal that grows especially well in the Savoie region of France. While the appellation tolerates 10% of other grape varieties, Labbe chooses to feature the purity of this varietal in this bottling.
91 Points - Ian Blackburn
I demand to taste everything we put in the store, especially when it comes to smaller producers and less travelled grape varities. Many wines of Savoie leave you a little less than satisfied; but this effort is really enjoyable. Great purity of fruit, balance - a complete wine that showcases the unique features of the Savoie terroir. Color 13.5 (nice - no issues) Aroma 22.5/25 (Lime + Tonic + stone), Body 22/25 (nice typical presentation with plus quality marks and really wonderful balance), Overall 32/35 = 91 points and a terrific small family production.
Product size: 750ml