Producer wine
Jean-Yves Péron

COUNTRY :
France

REGION :
Savoie

PRODUCTION :
15,000 bottles/year

Jean-Yves Péron

Born and raised in the Savoie, Jean-Yves Péron studied winemaking in Bordeaux in the late 90’s. After school he spent some time working for Thiery Allemand in Cornas and later with Bruno Schueller in Alsace, both of whom he considers his mentors.

In 2004 he returned to the Savoie and began making his own wine in the village of Chevaline on schist-covered sloping vineyards running anywhere between 350 and 550 meters. In some ways working vineyards at these altitudes in the Alps, on slopes this steep is more like mountain climbing than winemaking, but Jean-Yves believes that the opportunity to work with vines over 100 years old on this ancient terroir is more than worth it.

While Jean-Yves works organically and biodynamically but doesn’t see the need for any certification, preferring to let the wine speak for itself. The estate is divided into several micro-parcels containing Mondeuse, Jacquère, Altesse, and Roussanne.

The reds tend to be made carbonically and some of the whites see extended maceration times, influenced by the Jean-Yves’ love for  Northern Italian “orange” wines. In the next few years, he hopes to plant two more hectares of vines featuring some forgotten local varietals and also make more apple cider. He has now started a little négoce project to extend his production and make pear cider as well.

CUVÉES
Wine

“Poiré de la combe d’IRe”

Region: Savoie 
Grape:
Pears
Vineyard Size:
Soil:
Average Age of Vines:
Farming:
organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: spontaneous fermentation in neutral oak with indigenous yeasts
Aging: méthode ancestrale
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“i Vicini”

Region: Piemonte, Savoie 
Grape:
Dolcetto
Vineyard Size:
Soil:
Average Age of Vines:
Farming:
organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: 14 week maceration, spontaneous fermentation in neutral oak with indigenous yeasts
Aging: in neutral oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“i Vicini”

Region: Piemonte, Savoie 
Grape:
Moscato
Vineyard Size:
Soil:
Average Age of Vines:
Farming:
organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: 3 week maceration, spontaneous fermentation in neutral oak with indigenous yeasts
Aging: in neutral oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“i Vicini”

Region: Piemonte, Savoie 
Grape:
Moscato
Vineyard Size:
Soil:
Average Age of Vines:
Farming:
organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: whole cluster, 2 week maceration, spontaneous fermentation in neutral oak with indigenous yeasts
Aging: in neutral oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“i Vicini”

Region: Piemonte, Savoie 
Grape:
Barbera
Vineyard Size:
Soil:
Average Age of Vines:
Farming:
organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: carbonic maceration, spontaneous fermentation in neutral oak with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 16 months in neutral oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“les Voisins macération”

Region: Savoie
Grape:
Grenache
Vineyard Size: 3.50 hectares
Soil: mica, schiste
Average Age of Vines: 80 years
Farming:
organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: 6 month maceration, spontaneous fermentation in neutral oak with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 12 months in neutral oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“.Vers la Maison Rouge”

Region: Savoie
Grape:
Mondeuse, Gamay
Vineyard Size: 3.50 hectares
Soil: mica, schiste
Average Age of Vines: 80 years
Farming:
organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: direct press, 5 day maceration, spontaneous fermentation in neutral oak with indigenous yeasts
Aging: in oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“les Voisins” Blanc

Region: Savoie
Grape:
Riesling
Vineyard Size: 3.50 hectares
Soil: mica, schiste
Average Age of Vines:
Farming:
organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: whole cluster, 5 week maceration, spontaneous fermentation in neutral oak with indigenous yeasts
Aging: in neutral oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“les Voisins” Rouge

Region: Savoie
Grape:
Carignan, Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyard Size: 3.50 hectares
Soil: mica, schiste
Average Age of Vines:
Farming:
organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: 10-20 day maceration, spontaneous fermentation in neutral oak with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 12 months in neutral oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“les œillets”

Region: Savoie
Grape: Jacquère
Vineyard Size: 3.50 hectares
Soil: shale, limestone
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: short maceration, spontaneous fermentation in neutral oak with indigenous yeasts
Aging: in neutral oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“Cotillon des Dames”

Region: Savoie
Grape: Jacquère
Vineyard Size: 3.50 hectares
Soil: shale, limestone
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: 6 week maceration, spontaneous fermentation in neutral oak with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 12 months in neutral oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“la Petite Robe”

Region: Savoie
Grape: Jacquère
Vineyard Size: 3.50 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: 1 week carbonic maceration, direct press, spontaneous fermentation in neutral oak with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 12 months in neutral oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“la Grande Journée”

Region: Savoie
Grape:
Altesse
Vineyard Size: 3.50 hectares
Soil: mica, schiste
Average Age of Vines:
Farming:
organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: 6 week maceration, direct press, spontaneous fermentation in neutral oak with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 12 months in neutral oak
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“Champs Levat”

Region: Savoie
Grape: Mondeuse
Vineyard Size: 3.50 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 130 years
Farming: organic, biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: 2 month maceration, spontaneous fermentation in neutral oak with indigenous yeasts
Aging: in neutral
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none