Jean Yves Péron Côtillon des Dames is a natural orange wine without added sulfites, made from the varieties Jacqière and Altesse and produced by Jean Yves Péron in Savoy, France.
Jean Yves Péron, a Saboyard vigneron, works on two hectares of micro-plots located at the confluence of the Arly and Isère rivers, 600 metres above sea level, in the region of Conflans, Savoy, where terraces on steep slopes predominate, and the soils consist of shale and calcareous material. Here he cultivates his vines without chemical inputs and with the utmost respect and understanding of nature.
Jean Yves Péron Côtillon des Dames is an inimitable wine because it is vinified using oenological techniques that are common in the production of red wines. First, the vines are harvested manually to respect the grapes as much as possible. Once in the cellar, the bunches are then inserted into vats whole and without destemming or pressing in order to undergo a semi-carbonaceous maceration, i.e. to start a spontaneous fermentation with their native yeasts inside each grain. Lastly, Jean Yves Péron Côtillon des Dames is aged in oak barrels for twelve months with its lees. The wine contains no added sulphites.
The maceration of the must with the skins of the grape results in an orange wine or vin orange, named thus as a result of its darker colour, practically orange, which differentiates it from a normal white wine. Jean Yves Péron Côtillon des Dames is a complex, deep and mineral wine that is lively and aromatic. In short, a great discovery.