Jean-Yves Péron Champ Levat
A natural red from Savoy that displays tension and purity
Style Jean-Yves Péron Champ Levat 2020
Characteristics Jean-Yves Péron Champ Levat
Jean-Yves Péron Champ Levat is a natural Mondeuse red wine from Savoy produced by Jean Yves Péron.
Jean Yves Péron is a vigneron who trained with Thierry Allemand and Jean Lois Gripp in the Rhone and Bruno Schueller in Alsace, all winemakers who produce natural wines. He founded his winery in 2004. His vineyards are located at a high altitude in the French Alps and he cultivates organic plots of Jacquere and Mondeuse vines that are from 115 to 130 years old. The estates have mica and shale soils and are south-facing so that the grapes ripen optimally. He grows them without using chemical herbicides or fertilisers, and vinifies them with native yeasts. In the winery, he practices the philosophy of minimal intervention and his natural wines are first class wines.
Jean-Yves Péron Champ Levat is harvested manually and is vatted whole. Once the wine has been vinified, it is aged for 12 months in used barrels so that the aromas and touches of wood are subtle and do not detract from the prominence of the fruit. Lastly the wines are assembled for 3 or 4 months in large vats.
Jean-Yves Péron Champ Levat is a fresh and intense natural red wine with very pleasant fruity and spicy aromas.