Domaine Dupraz

(Savoie, France)

The estate is rooted in 1880, founded by Jeremy’s great-grandfather Louis Dupraz and grandfather Robert Dupraz. After a stint in computer science and commerce he came to winemaking, renaming the estate Domaine Dupraz in 2011 after expressing that he wanted to make wine with more specific traits of the terroir than his predecessors. At the foot of Granier the vines are forced to dig deep beneath the poor top soil for more fertile grounds. The estate averages 17-32 year old vines of Jacquere, Mondeuse, Malvasia, Roussette and Chardonnay covering approximately 10 hectares, with 5.6 hectares vinified by themselves harvested to the highest degree of care. Jeremy is the 7th generation to take up the wine making, aspiring to create wines to match his great-grandfather Luis while dabbling in other means of vinification that will express more truly the terroir he seeks to capture.

Currently converting to organic.

www.domainedupraz.com


Apremont, "Le Moulin"

100% Jacquere

From 30 year old vines planted on 1.5 hectares of clay-limestone soils, the grapes are hand-harvested in mid-October and sorted in the cellar. Spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeasts takes place in 30 year old concrete tanks and last for three weeks under temperature control. The wine is kept on the lees for five months with battonage every two weeks. Aged for six months in concrete tanks and filtered.

 

Apremont, "Les Terres Blanches"

100% Jacquere

From 30 year old vines planted on 1.5 hectares of clay-limestone soils, the grapes are hand-harvested in mid-October and sorted in the cellar. Spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeasts takes place in 30 year old concrete tanks and last for three weeks under temperature control. The wine is kept on the lees for eight months with battonage every two weeks. Aged for 12 months in concrete tanks and filtered.