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 are 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 steel, so the freshness and purity is unobstructed. Jacquere acts like something between a Riesling and Viognier, ethereal and floral, with white fruit expression on the nose and a beautifully textured palate and very refreshing acidity. 2019 is one of the best vintages of this we have tasted and noticeably more expressive on the nose with very fresh and pure fruit coming through on the palate and finishing quite long. This wine has a high elevation elegance and a perfect complement to the Spring closing in. This is a very quaffable wine that is still rather serious at heart and an excellent choice for those looking for a reasonably priced old world wine.