2019 Domaine Finot Persan11982
WINEMAKER: Thomas Finot
REGION: Isère, FR
Thomas Finot produces this wine from Persan, a rare grape variety indigenous to the Isère, from a blend of massale selection old and young vines. The high altitude, alpine climate lends this wine a beautiful acidic structure, and imbues it with notes of mint and alpine herbs. On the nose this is spicy, with bright red fruits intermingling with pepper and anise. The palate is bright and crunchy, with notes of cranberry, red currant and red raspberry and structure coming from the bright acidity and the delicate tannins.
Thomas Finot is a young winemaker who, after experience in many regions of France, discovered abandonned vineyards in the Coteaux du Gresivaudan (Isère) northeast of Grenoble, and is working to restore the vineyards alongside strict organic viticulture. With great passion, he is reviving local varieties such as the white Verdesse (2ha left under vine world wide) and the red Persan (9 ha left under vine world wide) and showing their potential to the world. In the vineyard Thomas is committed to organic farming with some biodynamic principles to best express the regions quality. The terroir is an ancient valley with soils of glacial stones and sands with limestone pebbles and clay. The daytime temperatures are among the highest in France, but very cool nights allow for an even ripening and wines of both power and finesse.