7 generations of winemakers revealing the stars of Savoy
- Growing up with both his father and grandfather constantly out in the vineyards, how could Gilles not fall in love with wine?! He’s never more enthusiastic than when he is championing local varieties such as the Jacquere (between us that’s a fresh, fruity and very easy drinking grape...yum.)
- A few years ago they hit hard times with frosts wiping out 40% of their harvest. If ever there was a place that Angel funding could make a huge difference it’s here.
- Gilles is so excited to join the Naked family. Thanks to you, he can now, along with his brothers Philippe and Christophe, carry on the family tradition with pride.
Map of the Vineyard
"I am working alongside my two brothers, Philippe and Christophe. Also with my nephew Alexander who is busy working to become the next winemaker of our family vineyard. I studied economics at university and I learned how to make wines with my grand father Jean, 25 years ago.
It was inevitable that I would work in our family vineyard with my Grand father Jean, my father Gilbert and my two brothers. We always talked about wines at home.
It has gone so fast, but I have been working with wine for 25 years.
Each year is different. We never know in advance what the new vintage will be like, and it is always a new challenge to make the best wine we can.
In Savoie, we have the chance to have indigenous grapes, and we produce unique, fresh and unexpected mountain wines. Very fresh, fruity, full body, very pleasant to drink.
The grape Jacquere is unique, very fresh and minerally. It produces friendly wines, easy to drink, low in alcohol, and it pairs well with so many different meals.
Each year and harvest is different. One year we suffered from a spring frost and we lost 40% of the total harvest.
The last harvest in 2018, was the best and incredible one. Nobody had never seen a such vintage by the past with a so great quality and quantity.
We had financial difficulties 3 years ago, and now, we have to restructure ourselves to continue our great family adventure that has lasted 7 generations. We would love the support of the Angels to keep doing what we love."
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