One of the most dramatic landscapes we have ever been to is the village of Chignin in the Savoie, home of the grape Jacquere. One of the greatest producers using this varietal is Andre et Michel Quenard. Here the extreme slopes that link up to the Alps is where Quenards 70+ year old Jaquere vines call home. All hand harvested and, in some areas, only accessible by 4x4 vehicles this only sees stainless, so the freshness and purity is unobstructed. Jacquere acts like something between a Riesling and viognier; light, ethereal, wfloral, and white fruit expression on the nose with a full textured palate that has very refreshing acidity. We drank one this past Thanksgiving and it was the white wine of the night beating out a Vincent Dancer AC. A fantastic wine that continues to slip through the cracks and is only ever available in limited quantities. This deserves recognition and for something this well made at this price point it’s impossible to go wrong.