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Jean-Charles Girard-Madoux

Jean-Charles Girard-Madoux 'Après' Rose, Chignin, France

Jean-Charles Girard-Madoux 'Après' Rose, Chignin, France

2021 Jean-Charles Girard-Madoux 'Après' Rosé

Rediscovering Heritage Through Rosé

From the picturesque slopes of the Massif des Bauges in Savoie, France, the 2021 Jean-Charles Girard-Madoux 'Après' Rosé emerges as a testament to tradition, passion, and the art of winemaking. This exquisite rosé, born from the collaboration between Jean-Charles Girard-Madoux and Alpine Wine Company, encapsulates the essence of the outdoors, rustic gastronomy, and the thirst-quenching delight of vin du soif.

Product Details:

  • Origin: AOP Savoie, Cru Chignin, France
  • Producer: Jean-Charles Girard-Madoux
  • Production: 168 cases
  • Soil: Argilo-Calcaire (Clay-limestone)
  • Age of Vines: 60 years
  • Vineyard Orientation: Southwest
  • Slope: 50 degrees
  • Elevation: 450 m
  • Farming: Practicing Organic (year 1 of certification)
  • Fermentation: Indigenous yeast, whole cluster, direct press
  • Aging: 2 months in 20 hl stainless steel vats, 3 months on lees
  • Varietal: 60% Gamay, 40% Mondeuse
  • Alcohol: 12%

Jean-Charles Girard-Madoux, a steward of his family's winemaking legacy, has meticulously nurtured vineyards that bear the fruits of Jacquère, Mondeuse, Gamay, and Roussanne. The 'Après' Rosé, a harmonious blend of Gamay and Mondeuse, is a vibrant tribute to Savoie's winemaking traditions and the region's distinctive terroir.

Tasting Notes:

The 2021 'Après' Rosé dazzles with an intense ruby red hue, enriched by violet reflections. Its aroma unfolds with varietal notes of rose, violet, and a medley of red fruits, offering a bouquet that captivates and entices. On the palate, this rosé reveals a delicate tannic structure, wrapped in extractive consistency and harmonized with a symphony of flavors that echo its aromatic complexity.

Legacy and Innovation:

Jean-Charles's journey from studying enology and viticulture in Beaune to reclaiming his grandparents' vineyards is a story of dedication and revival. The creation of the 'Après' Rosé underlines a shared vision with Alpine Wine Company, celebrating the union of nature, culinary heritage, and the simple joy found in a glass of wine.

Pairing and Enjoyment:

Ideal for savoring with baked blue fish, escalope, and light meats, the 'Après' Rosé is a versatile companion to diverse culinary experiences. Best enjoyed at a temperature of 16ºC - 18ºC, it is a refreshing choice that enhances any meal or occasion.

The 2021 Jean-Charles Girard-Madoux 'Après' Rosé is not just a wine; it's an invitation to explore the rich tapestry of Savoie's wine culture, a sip of history, and a celebration of winemaking that bridges generations.


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