The vines take advantage of the heat of April

vigne de Mondeuse devant les alpes

In our vineyards, life goes on tirelessly; still no rain and the sun continues to shine: the vines are growing quickly.

Planted on our new plot, the non-competitive clover for the vine avoids weeding because no other grass grows there.
We hope to see you again soon at the Domaine!
Take good care of yourself!

Persian Plantation

This spring we plant a new variety on the estate, the Persian. A forgotten Savoyard grape, this variety produces very fruity wines with a fine finesse. The first bottles will be tasted in 2022 (it will be necessary to be patient).

Come and taste our wine in Paris

From November 29 to December 2, 2018    STAND M7

INDEPENDENT WINEMAKERS ‘FAIR

PAVILION 7.3-PARIS EXPO 1 Place de la Porte de Versailles -75015 PARIS

 

Come and taste our Roussette 2017, they are currently at optimum maturity and are characterized by aromas of fresh hawthorn and apricot.  Mondeuses 2017 express themselves with intense notes of violet and white pepper.

Here the links to get your free entrance : http://www.mybadgeonline.com/vignerons/default.aspx?IdSession=H&IdInvitant=611493579

Our 2017 vintage has been highlighted in the press:

  • La Revue du Vin de France  June 2018 : 15.5/20 for the Mondeuse 2017
  • Concours Général agricole de Paris : Cruet 2017 silver medal.
  • Concours des Vins de Savoie : Arbin 2017 Gold medal.

Roussette 2017 Gold medal

  • Guide Hachette des vins 2019 : Arbin 2017 two stars**
  • Bettane et Desseauve : Mondeuse 2017   14.5/20

In our cellar, the production of the 2018 vintage ends naturally. The very ripe grapes announce rich and atypical wines. Fortunately, the freshness of the alpine nights has retained some acidity in our whites.

 

See you soon at the Salon

 

Philippe, François and Sylvain TIOLLIER

2018, A SOLAR VINTAGE

The harvest continues under a radiant sun, after the warm summer our grapes are very ripe, the 2018 vintage promises to be rich and atypical. Fortunately, the freshness of the alpine nights has retained some acidity in the whites.

Equipe au travail 2018

Currently the team is active in the vintage of Roussettes and Mondeuses.

Vendangeurs 2018    Vedanges sur les coteaux

You are welcome on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October at our open doors to taste this new vintage in preview !

Domaine de l’Idylle is now recognized as an estate with High Environmental Value

For years, Domaine de l’Idylle has been committed to sustainable agriculture that respects the environment and biodiversity. We are proud to announce that this commitment has been certified: we are now recognized as an estate with High Environmental Value !

The High Environmental Value Certification certifies that:

  • We promote biodiversity by preserving the untouched areas of any agricultural activity. These rest areas consist of hedges, trees or even ditches for example.
  • We engage alternative practices free from the ecosystem of the land where we grow our vineyard and produce our wine.
  • We participate in the conservation of the beauty of wine landscapes for example by naturally weeding our vineyard: the grass, the flowers and the vines thus form harmonious and balanced panoramas in our soils
  • We are attentive to all our viticultural practices with a view to minimizing our impact on the environment by preferring, for example, mechanical tillage rather than chemical techniques. The intervention on the vineyard is done if it is necessary.

“A well-balanced wine always starts with an environment and a soil that is well-disposed to welcome and give life. “

Coccinelle    HVE

Open cellar on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th of May 2018

vigneron de savoie

After 40 years at the head of the estate, Philippe takes a well-deserved retirement, he leaves his place to Sylvain but will always be present.

Sylvain, François, Philippe and all the team of Domaine de l’Idylle are happy to invite you to their

 Open cellar Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th May 2018 !

Come and taste our different wines in a warm atmosphere !

The 2017 vintage is a great quality for a small harvest. After the spring frosts, the sunny and warm summer allowed the grapes to reach optimum ripeness. The harvest, early this year, began on September 5 with the harvest of crémant. We finished 1 month later with the harvest of Mondeuse d’Arbin. The whites of the 2017 vintage are very aromatic with a nice freshness. The 2017 red wines are characterized by great finesse and pronounced fruit expression. Our Arbin 2015 vintages are at their optimum maturity for drinking.

Many activities are on the program of this open cellar to discover our wines and our vineyard in a funny way.

  • Saturday, a Segway® ride to discover the Cruet hillsides in an original way:
    • Departure 11h, 14h30 and 15h30 reservation at 06 01 21 04 08.
  • Nathalie, François’s daughter, will offer children pony rides in the field (Ecurie de Coise). The small animals of the farm will be there too.

During this weekend you can also visit the cellar and understand the wines development, and, of course, enjoy the traditional diots at the marc from Mamie Fernande.

Winter pruning

Vignoble - Vin de Savoie - Domaine de l'Idylle

Winter pruning is an important step which limit the excessive growth of the vine and will condition the 2018 production. We select the number of buds per vine and the future structure of the vinestock. This work is entirely manual and require a lot of experience.

pied de vigne mondeuse de Savoie

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