Belluard Vin de Savoie 'Le Feu' 2016
Belluard’s ten hectares of vines sit just 30 miles from Mont Blanc in the heart of Haute Savoie, dedicated to Grignet, Altesse, and Mondeuse. Farming is done with biodynamic principles, planted 300-450 meters above sea levels. ‘Le Feu’ is a single-vineyard Grignet, named for the red, iron-rich soils from which the fruit comes. Energetic, tightly-wound, and full of apple & citrus driven, herbal undertones.
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