Born and raised in the Savoie, Jean-Yves Péron studied winemaking in Bordeaux in the late 90’s. Jean Yves Peron's wines are now one of the most sought after and highly allocated natural wines coming out of France.
In 2004 Jean Yves returned to the Savoie and began making his own wine in the village of Chevaline on schist-covered sloping vineyards that had been abandoned for many years.
Whilst he notes that working the vineyards his altitudes (500m) in the Alps is closer to that of mountain climbing than winemaking, Jean-Yves believes that the opportunity to work with vines over 100 years old on this ancient terroir is more than worth it.
While Jean-Yves works organically and biodynamically but doesn’t see the need for any certification, preferring to let the wine speak for itself. The estate is divided into several micro-parcels containing Mondeuse, Jacquère, Altesse, Roussanne and of recently plantings of Persan.
The fruits are very low yielding, meaning intense concentration of fruit flavours. The reds tend to be made carbonically and some of the whites see extended maceration times, influenced by the Jean-Yves’ love for Northern Italian “orange” wines.