Jacques Maillet

France - Savoie

In 2003, Jacques Maillet vowed never again to make wines using conventional methods. He always had an interest in biodynamic and organic wines, but had been unable to secure a loan from the local co-op to do so. Because of this, he was forced to use synthetic chemicals when he started out in the early 1990s. But this all changed in the year 2000, when Maillet was diagnosed with cancer, from which it took him three years to recover. He blamed his illness on the prolonged exposure to the chemicals he had been using on the land for around a decade, and that’s when he finally found a way to follow his dream of making wine using biodynamic techniques. 

Using a small parcel of land, he grew vines of Mondeuse, Gamay and Pinot Noir. His first wine was a red blend called Autrement (meaning “in another way”), and it was a great success. This allowed Jacques to expand his operations to over four hectares of soil that is rich in molasses and limestone, each one cultivated strictly organically and biodynamically. His vines today include Jacquere, Mondeuse and Altesse that are around 100 years old. They face southwest, getting a good amount of sunlight. Any treatments required for the vines use plant extracts and teas in place of synthetic chemicals, and the lunar calendar is used throughout the process. In addition, only indigenous yeast is used. The vines are grown at between 250 and 380 metres elevation.

The fruits of Maillet’s labour are some wonderful wines with great acidity and ageing potential, with the last vintage produced in 2015. Perfection in a glass.

 

Jacques Maillet Winelist

Vintages & Larger Formats

NAME PRICE Size VINTAGE
Vin de Savoie "Autrement" Login Bottle (75cl) 2015
Vin de Savoie "Autrement" Login Bottle (75cl) 2014
Vin de Savoie "Le P'tit Canon" Login Bottle (75cl) 2015
Vin de Savoie "Le P'tit Canon" Login Magnum (150cl) 2014
Roussette de Savoie "Autrement" Login Bottle (75cl) 2015
Roussette de Savoie "Autrement" Login Magnum (150cl) 2014
Roussette de Savoie "Autrement" Login Bottle (75cl) 2013
Vin de Savoie Chautagne "Autrement" Red Login Bottle (75cl) 2015
Vin de Savoie Chautagne "Autrement" Red Login Bottle (75cl) 2014
Vin de Savoie Chautagne "Gamay" Login Bottle (75cl) 2014
Vin de Savoie Chautagne "Gamay" Login Bottle (75cl) 2010
Vin de Savoie Chautagne "Pinot Noir" Login Bottle (75cl) 2015
Vin de Savoie Chautagne "Pinot Noir" Login Magnum (150cl) 2014
Vin de Savoie Chautagne "Pinot Noir" Login Bottle (75cl) 2013
Vin de Savoie Chautagne "Mondeuse" Login Bottle (75cl) 2015
Vin de Savoie Chautagne "Mondeuse" Login Bottle (75cl) 2014
Vin de Savoie Chautagne "Mondeuse" Login Bottle (75cl) 2013
Vin de Savoie Chautagne "Mondeuse" Login Bottle (75cl) 2012

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