Belluard, Les Perles du Mont Blanc, NV

$39.99
Available for Same Day Delivery (or Pickup) in Manhattan.

Domaine Belluard holds the rare distinction of having helped save an indigenous grape variety from near extinction, Gringet. It's rare, with just 20 hectares in production; Belluard owns at least half of this land, and the rest is farmed and bottled by a local commune. The estate's Alpine situation influences their cuvées not just by the elevation, but also by the alluvial soils of limestone churned from the ground by ancient, roving glaciers.

This is sparkling (Champagne method) Gringet, and serves as an homage to Gringet's past — it was historically made into cheap, serviceable sparkling wine, like if Prosecco were made in the Savoie — but elevated. Notes of fresh apples, herbs and stones make for a compelling and refreshing drink. 

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  • Wine is stored in our refrigerated store cellar.
  • Some fine and rare wine is displayed in our physical store in Eurocaves.
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Belluard

From the late ‘80s, Dominique Belluard has focused on harnessing the unique terroir of a region more associated with skiing than winemaking. The soils here are incredibly diverse: in some plots, there’s limestone and clay, in others, rocks left behind by ancient glaciers and all over, there’s lots of iron in the soil. These components impart a distinct minerality to the wines, which are fresh and delicate, yet complex and richly textured.

The vines are all farmed biodynamically, and have been for nearly 20 years. Dominique’s philosophy here is simple: harmony between animal, vegetable and mineral can only be attained if each is allowed to thrive. Even “reasonable” use of chemicals can throw one of these kingdoms off balance.

The wines of Domaine Belluard are something out of a time capsule, and unlike just about anything else. It’s not quite a holiday to the Alps, but popping open one of these bottles just might transport you.

Details

  • Country

    France

  • Region

    Savoie

  • Grape Variety

    Gringet

  • Vintage

    NV

  • Size

    750ml

  • Farming Practice

    Biodynamic

  • Style

    Floral , Minerally

  • Sweetness

    Dry

  • Body

    Medium Bodied