This 2014 is 100% Roussanne and is thus called ‘Chignin-Bergeron’ (Bergeron is the local name for Roussanne) which is the name of one of the 16 crus within the Vin de Savoie appellation. Jean-François calls this cuvée, “Au Pieds des Tours” meaning that the grapes come from the 40 year old vines right next to, “at the foot of” those famous Towers of Chignin, across the street from his winery. The wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks, went through partial malolactic fermentation and was aged on the lees for four months. It is rare to find a 100% Roussanne with such depth of flavor that is at the same time not at all flabby, oily or oaky. We were really taken by its purity, complexity and overall balance. The clean finish leaves a lasting impression of Quenard's Savoie minerality as well as his refined winemaking style.