The Wine: Suzanne Mondeuse 2016
Cellier Des Cray Suzanne Mondeuse 2016 is a red natural wine made from 100% Mondeuse grapes grown in Savoie, a region at the foothills of the French Alps. Mondeuse, a grape varietal native to Savoie, gives medium-bodied red wines which can be similar to Syrah, although much less concentrated and fruit-forward but perhaps more aromatic. Suzanne Mondeuse is a zesty red wine with some spice and good mid-palate.
The Producer: Cellier Des Cray
Cellier Des Cray is a small winery located in the village of Chignin, in a remote corner of Savoie, near the French Alps. The owner of Cellier Des Cray, Adrien Berlioz, tends a small parcel of only 4.5 hectares of vineyards, planted with Savoie native grape varietals - such as Mondeuse, Jacqure, but also some Roussanne. Adrien farms his vineyards following organic and biodynamic principles and in the cellar adopts a low-intervention approach, making stunning natural wines.
The Region: Savoie