La Gerbelle Claude Quenard...
Domaine de la Gerbelle is located in the heart of the Chignin vineyard and the regional natural park...
Imagine a "sartot" perched on the heights of the Chignin vineyard in the shade of a cherry tree. Imagine a breathtaking view of Mont Granier, the snow-covered Belledonnes mountain range, the calm and beauty of the vines in the middle of summer. Imagine a meal of grilled meats over a wood fire, a plate of our best ripened cheeses, a coffee in the sun... No, you're not dreaming, welcome to the Domaine!Lire plus Learn more
My family has long owned a winery in the commune of Chignin, south-east of Chambéry. The estate was sold in 1976. The vines only left the family for a few decades, until I received training to learn the wine making profession.
The vineyard is located on clay-limestone slopes facing southwest, at the foot of the Savoyard. The stony scree soil makes it a preferred terroir for our white and red wines. The grapes are harvested by hand, in small crates to avoid damaging the grapes. A selective sorting is done in the vineyard.
My studies in Beaune and my apprenticeship at Domaine Patrice Rion in Burgundy revealed to me my passion for wine, which is above all synonymous with sharing and conviviality. The life of the domain is based on this principle. Producing wines to bring people together for a Savoy wine accompanied by a good cheese or sausage from our mountains !Passionate about wine, I created my estate in 2006 by buying 2.5 ha of vines in Chignin on the steep slopes of the Bauges massif. Since then, the estate has extended over 6.5 hectares, where the Jacquère, Mondeuse, Roussanne and Gamay grape varieties coexist, but no, you are not dreaming, welcome to the Domaine !it is above all synonymous with sharing and conviviality. The life of the domain is based on this principle. Produce wines to bring people together for a Savoy wine accompanied by a good cheese or sausage from our mountains!