Domaine Giachino

France - Savoie

Frédéric Giachino has been producing wine in his domain for more than 20 years, and utilising organic techniques for half of that time. Located in the Chartreuse Hills, the vines of Giachino grow along the limestone slopes of Mount Granier.

The soil here is a result of an ancient tragedy. In 1248, a huge landslide sent 500 million square metres of rock crashing down onto the surrounding villages, completely destroying five of them. The soil today, rich in limestone and clay, is made up of that rock. It is argued that only vines are capable of being cultivated in such conditions.

 It sounds quite remarkable that such conditions can lead to such excellent wines. Savoie has an average altitude of 1,500 metres, with 36 peaks reaching more than 3,500 metres. The climate can be unforgiving, and the landscape offers only limited space for viticulture. However, ancient glaciers managed to create large valleys with rocky outcrops as they retreated. So, against the odds, the land is actually perfect for growing vines.

 

 

The wines produced here by Frédéric and his brother, David, truly invoke the complexity of the region. They are made only with local grapes, including Persan and Douce Noire, which were reintroduced by Frédéric. Other varieties include Jacquère, which is grown on six of the nine hectares of land, as well as Altesse, Gamay and Mondeuse. The care and attention given to the land, the grapes and the wines themselves can be tasted in every glass.

Frédéric’s son, Clement, took over the running of another prestigious set of vineyards, those belonging to Michel Grisard of Domaine Prieuré Saint Christophe, in 2015.

Domaine Giachino Winelist

Vintages & Larger Formats

NAME PRICE Size VINTAGE
Vin de Savoie "Don Giachino" Login Bottle (75cl) NV
Vin de Savoie "Monfarina" Login Magnum (150cl) 2016
Vin de Savoie "Monfarina" Login Magnum (150cl) 2015
Vin de Savoie "Monfarina" Login Magnum (150cl) 2014
Vin de Savoie "Monfarina" Login Magnum (150cl) 2013
Apremont Login Bottle (75cl) 2015
Apremont Login Bottle (75cl) 2014
"Roussette de Savoie" Login Bottle (75cl) 2017
Roussette "Prieure Saint Christophe" Login Bottle (75cl) 2016
VDF "Marius et Simone" Login Bottle (75cl) 2017
VDF "Marius et Simone" Login Bottle (75cl) 2015
Vin de Savoie "Mondeuse" Login Bottle (75cl) 2017
Vin de Savoie "Mondeuse" Login Bottle (75cl) 2016
Vin de Savoie "Mondeuse" Login Bottle (75cl) 2015
Vin de Savoie "Mondeuse" Login Bottle (75cl) 2014
Vin de Savoie "Mondeuse" Login Magnum (150cl) 2013
Vin de Savoie "Persan" Login Bottle (75cl) 2017
Vin de Savoie "Persan" Login Bottle (75cl) 2015
Vin de Savoie "Persan" Login Bottle (75cl) 2014
Vin de Savoie "Persan" Login Bottle (75cl) 2013
Vin de Savoie "Ma Douce" Login Bottle (75cl) 2016
Vin de Savoie "Ma Douce" Login Bottle (75cl) 2015
Mondeuse "Prieure St Christophe" Login Bottle (75cl) 2016
Mondeuse "Prieure St Christophe" Login Bottle (75cl) 2015

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