Sip on Savoie’s signature grape.
Avis de Tempete is the negocée project from the brilliant minds over at Ratapoil, helmed by Jura wizard Raphael Monnier. This is his more experimental line, and Raphaël sources fruit from a variety of different small production vineyards throughout France. The Mondeuse is sourced from the Savoie region. VDF 3 is a restrained expression of the grape, with aromas of mint, violet, and licorice.
- Avis de Tempete was created in 2017, after a very difficult vintage in the Jura that was plagued by frosts.
- The negocée label was designed to help Raphaël and Marie not only experiment, but consistently produce great bottles of wine year after year as the weather patterns continue to change.
- The grapes are harvested from friends of theirs in other regions and vinified by Raphaël and Marie.
- The name means “Storm Warning” in English.