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.
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