Domaine de l'Aitonnement is first and foremost the story of a forgotten vineyard, that of the village of Aiton, 30 mins west of Chambéry, in the heart of the Alps. Endowed with 200ha and renowned for its Mondeuse in the late 40s, this historic village was even home to vineyards 300 years ago! The rural exodus and the difficulty of working these sloping terroirs (up to 70% slope) have pushed some to abandon this ancestral vineyard.
A tenacious and passionate young winemaker, Maxime Dancoine recovered a few hectares in 2016 to restore the historical grape varieties of Savoie: Jourbertin Noir, Blanc de Maurienne, Mondeuse Grise and Mondeuse Blanc, in addition to the classics Jacquère, Mondeuse Noire and Altesse.
The grapes are harvested by hand and vinified in a natural way, with very little sulfur, all in biodynamics. A real fascinating revival for wines of great interest!