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Sabot De Vénus Apremont 2016

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Greg Hughes rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

This wine is a rare treat. 100% Jacquère from Savoie, along the France/Swiss border. There are plent yof vineyards alojg this border. They often have stylistic similarities, along with their own historical grapes that are still grown there today.
Aromatocally, it is quite floral. Almost reminding me of Marsanne and Roussanne (Roussanne is also often grown in this area and shares similar parentage.
Out of Jacquère, expect crisp stone-fruit flavours. This one has lots of peach on the palate, but also pear, and apple.
These styles of wine are so scarce in the North American market. They're unique and tasty. It is virtually impssible to find Swiss producers on the market due to the cost of importing from Switzerland. It is easier to explore Savoie and the quality you will find will be higher.
Put this alongside some Meule de Savoie or raclette.
Jane Staples rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Named after a rare orchid that grows in France's Savoie region. A medium-bodied white that is fragrant, fruity and floral, with pretty pear and white floral elements. Enjoy with shellfish or roast chicken.
Tasted Feb. 2018




Natalie's Review

Sabot De Vénus Apremont 2016, Savoie A.C., France: Dry and crisp with aromas of grapefruit and white melon. Lots of mouth-watering acidity for shellfish. Medium-bodied. Drink: 2018-2020. 538371 11.50% D 750 mL  $18.95 Score: 89/100. March 3, 2018 Best Value White Wine. Charming Grilled Chicken Wine  Full Review

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