Le Feu 2019
We love it with:
Size: 750 mL
Region: Ayse, Savoie, France
Vinification: Le Feu is a mid-yellow colour; the nose initially has a light rose aroma and a hint of aniseed, expressing jasmine as it warms in the glass. It’s finely delineated and ethereal.
The palate invites all those clichés about inhaling crisp mountain air and skinny-dipping in mountain streams. What it has in abundance is precision, focus and silken acidity. Flavour-wise, there are gentle hints of peach, pear, and quince. There’s an intriguing sarsaparilla note before a glimpse of honey rounds things off. There’s an excellent balance of fruit, acidity and the relatively light 12.5% alcohol. Le Feu is subtle stuff that will have you refilling your glass in indecent haste.
Le Feu 2017 is a thing of beauty that leaves a deep impression. It’s starting to develop a honeyed tone and would probably last for another decade. Food-wise, this is a versatile white wine to match with local cuisines such as fondue, tartiflette and cheeses.