The cellars of Domaine de L'Idylle are located in the village of Cruet, halfway between Chambery and Albertville in the French Savoie region. The vineyards are planted around the village, on the south facing slopes of the Isere Valley, within the boundaries of the "Massif des Bauges" National Park. Cruet and Arbin are two of the top crus of the Savoie appellation.
More and more wines from this pristine region are finding their way to US retail shelves and restaurant lists. They are generally so distinctive because of their fresh acidity, light body, and tight, concentrated structure. The grape here is Rousette (also called Altesse) - a wine that has aromas of wild alpine flowers, cardamom, and green apples, with a subtly creamy palate, fresh acidity, and a dry, steely grip. Light and gentle, but with a firm texture and a lingering finish.