Vin de Savoie Chignin-Bergeron Les Friponnes Gilles Berlioz Information
About the domain
In an ideal world, all winegrowers and farmers would cultivate their land with the same love and respect that the Berlioz family show for their 3.5 hectare vineyard. This property produces "haute couture" wines of unparalleled quality in Savoie.
About the cuvée
Bergeron is the name given to Roussane in Savoie. In the appellation of Chignin, Bergeron wines are therefore 100% Roussane. This cuvée, launched in 2015, has been a magnificent success. More accessible than its big bother “Les Fripons”, this wine is ideally drunk young. Freshness - Savoie wines’ key strength - marries wonderfully with the richness of Roussane. We recommend comparing this cuvée with northern Rhône wines: Les Fripponnes is tauter, with a superb, mineral finish.
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General : The «bio» designation covers certified wines produced by biodynamic or organic methods, sustainably produced wines, and «environmentally friendly» wines that are not officially certified. These designations apply to recent vintages (the date of certification, if known, is specified in the estate description). See the blog article for more information on this designation.
Biodynamic : The «biodynamic» designation is used for all estates certified as using biodynamic methods, as verified by one of the two official bodies, Demeter or Biodyvin. All wines produced by biodynamic methods are also certified as organic. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Organic : The «organic» designation covers all estates certified as using organic methods, as verified by one of the bodies approved by the Ministry of Agriculture, such as Ecocert. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Sustainable : The «sustainable» designation covers all estates certified as using integrated or High Environmental Value (level 3 Environmental Certification) techniques. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Evironmentally friendly : The «environmentally friendly» designation refers to estates practising environmentally friendly wine-growing techniques, but that have not opted for certification or who are still in the process of converting to organic agriculture or biodynamics. These estates may have adopted biodynamic principles (non-certified) or simply no longer use chemical products. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Natural : Wines which are produced without any added sulfur (or almost any) and with no other inputs. However, given that there is no official body to issue the natural wine label, it is based on winemakers’ statements. This designation applies to recent vintages.