Grape Varieties I-J Jacquere

Jacquere Wine

Jacquere Grapes
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Jacquère is a clean and fresh alpine white grape variety grown in Savoie, France. The white wines of Jacquère are highly prized but traditionally hard to come by outside France.

Most Jacquère grapes are grown under the shadow of Mont Granier, specifically in the villages of Apremont and Abymes, both of which are crus of the Vin de Savoie appellation. Here the variety must make up at least 80 percent of the wine, with Aligoté, Altesse, Chardonnay and Marsanne making up the balance. In practice, many of these are actually entirely made from Jacquère.

The wines have high acidity, characteristic of cool climate vines, and are often described as "mountain fresh" or "alpine clean". They can also be quite herbaceous and show aromas of freshly cut grass, green apples and pears. A Jacquère is usuall best consumed young, while it still displays its clean minerality and lively citrus palate.

This is a high-yielding variety, though advances in winemaking technology and practices have seen a dramatic improvement in quality since the 1980s. Previously, a lot of Savoie wine had the reputation of being thin and lacking distinction. Jacquère is one of the grapes responsible for bucking this trend and showcasing the region's potential.

Synonyms include: Martin-Côt, Molette de Montmelian.

Food matches for Jacquère include:

  • Tartiflette (baked potato, reblochon cheese, lardons and onions)
  • Eggplant parmigiana
  • Smoked trout fishcakes

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Most Popular Jacquere Wine

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Wine Name
Region
Popularity
Score
Avg Price
Domaine des Ardoisieres Cuvee Schiste, IGP Vin des Allobroges, France IGP Vin des Allobroges 13,639th 92 $47
Jean Perrier et Fils Savoie Apremont Cuvee Gastronomie, France Savoie Apremont 26,837th 88 $14
Domaine des Ardoisieres Cuvee Silice Blanc, IGP Vin des Allobroges, France IGP Vin des Allobroges 29,699th $28
Domaine Labbe Savoie Abymes, France Savoie Abymes 33,977th 88 $14
Eugene Carrel & Fils Savoie Jongieux, France Savoie Jongieux 34,889th 88 $14
Charles Gonnet Savoie Chignin, France Savoie Chignin 38,049th 88 $18
Domaine Giachino Savoie Monfarina, France Vin de Savoie 43,337th 88 $20
Domaine Jean Masson & Fils Savoie Apremont Vieilles Vignes Traditionelle, France Savoie Apremont 54,798th 89 $20
Domaine de l'Idylle Cruet, Savoie, France Savoie Cruet 56,025th 88 $13
Pierre Boniface Domaine les Rocailles Savoie Apremont, France Savoie Apremont 57,361st 88 $15
Le Caveau Savoyard Savoie Apremont, Savoie, France Savoie Apremont 61,675th 88 $21
Adrien Berlioz Cellier des Cray Savoie Chignin 'La Cuvee des Gueux', Savoie, France Savoie Chignin 63,324th 88 $24
Romain Chamiot Savoie Apremont, France Savoie Apremont 65,064th 88 $18
Jean-Yves Peron Savoie Cotillon des Dames, Vin de France Vin de France - Vin de Table 66,833rd $53
Andre & Michel Quenard Savoie Les Abymes, France Savoie Abymes 66,833rd 87 $17
Domaine de Chevillard Vin de Savoie Jacquere, France Vin de Savoie 86,221st $24
Bernard et Christoph Richel Savoie Apremont La Combelle, France Savoie Apremont 89,512th 87 $14
Jean Perrier et Fils Savoie Abymes Cuvee Gastronomie, France Savoie Abymes 89,512th 88 $14
Andre & Michel Quenard Savoie Chignin Vieilles Vignes, France Savoie Chignin 93,172nd 87 $17
Andre & Michel Quenard Savoie Chignin, France Savoie Chignin 93,172nd 87 $20
Domaine Partage Gilles Berlioz Le Jaja Savoie Chignin, France Savoie Chignin 97,011th 89 $31
Jean Vullien Savoie Jacquere, France Vin de Savoie 97,011th $15
Jean Perrier et Fils Savoie Apremont, France Savoie Apremont 101,375th 90 $14
Domaine des Cotes Rousses Vin de Savoie La Pente, France Vin de Savoie 105,962nd $18
Jean-Pierre et Jean-Francois Quenard Savoie Chignin Vers les Alpes, France Savoie Chignin 105,962nd 87 $11
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