The viticulture of the Savoie region is undergoing a renaissance. In his vineyards of the Combe de Savoie, in the heart of the Isère valley, Jean-Yves Péron is a particularly innovative and exciting artisan who offers a new vision of traditional local grape varieties.
Having trained with winemakers such as Thierry Allemand (Cornas) and Bruno Schueller (Alsace), Jean-Yves Péron settled in 2004 in the Combe de Savoie, first with old vines in Conflans near Albertville, a terroir of micaschists with south-facing vineyards. He then bought plots in Fréterive, a clay-limestone terroir a little further downstream in the Isère valley. From the outset, he opted for organic farming and vinification in whole bunches, with indigenous yeasts and without sulphur, with a maceration that can last from 5 days to 2 months, particularly for certain whites. 3 hectares of vines between 400 and 550m of altitude, but also grapes purchased in Combe de Savoie and Cluse de Chambéry complete Péron's holdings, which mainly includes Jacquère, Altesse and Roussanne for the whites and Mondeuse for the reds. Péron also purchases grapes (Vermentino, Barbera, Grignolino) in the neighbouring Italian Piedmont for his "I Vicini" bottlings. Incomparable wines, in the true sense of the word!