Title on all wine passes to the buyer at the time of purchase in the state of California. If you require that your wine be shipped, you authorize Bay Grape LLC to engage a common carrier to deliver the wine on your behalf. IF YOU CHOOSE TO SHIP YOUR WINE TO A NON-RECIPROCAL STATE, YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR COMPLYING WITH YOUR STATE'S LAWS REGARDING ALCOHOL SHIPMENTS.
You must be 21 years of age to order or receive alcoholic beverages from Bay Grape LLC. Any shipments containing alcoholic beverages are sent with an "Adult Signature Required" sticker, and the common carrier that delivers our merchandise is required to ask and check for identification upon delivery. This means that you will have to be present at the time of delivery.
Because we have no control over the temperature conditions at any 3rd party carriers' warehouses, we always attempt to deliver wines to our 3rd party carrier at the beginning of each week so that you can receive your wine before the weekend. As a result, your wine may not be delivered to our 3rd party carrier the day that you place your order. Please understand that during business hours, your orders are immediately packaged and scheduled for delivery, but may be delayed until ideal conditions for shipment arise. You are reminded that various states impose limitations on the quantity of alcoholic beverages which may be purchased and brought into their jurisdiction without requiring the purchaser, the seller or the shipper to possess certain licenses or permits. Bay Grape LLC does NOT, as a condition of sale, assume any obligation nor bear any responsibility whatsoever for applying for or obtaining any such permits or licenses. Therefore, you are strongly advised to investigate such limitations and to determine the manner in which alcoholic beverages may lawfully be brought into states other than California. You are responsible for all applicable excise, use and sales taxes due to your state related to the purchase of any taxable goods.
Bay Grape LLC makes no representation to the legal rights of anyone to ship or import wines into any state outside of California. The Buyer is solely responsible for the shipment of wines and is responsible for any loss or damage to goods once they have left our premises. By placing an order, you authorize Bay Grape LLC to act on your behalf to engage a common carrier to deliver your order to you.
A et M Quenard Les Abymes Savoie Blanc 2021
Grape: Jacquère Region: Savoie, France
I want you to close your eyes and visualize yourself on the side of a mountain. Ahead of you in the distance are snow-capped limestone peaks veined with crisp, babbling streams; to your left is the most impossibly green hillside, dotted with purple and yellow wildflowers; to your right stretches out an expansive, cobalt sky overlooking undulating rows of vines. You feel warmed by the sun, but the air is somehow crunchy, cool, almost sparkling in its purity, like everything you see, feel, hear—even smell and taste—has been turned up to high def.
This is both the setting for and the taste of this wine. André (father) and Michel (son) Quenard (plus Michel’s son Guillaume) farm by hand 22 hectares of vines clinging to what, so far as we can tell from the photos, is roughly a 45-degree slope outside the fairytale-esque French Alps town of Chignin. There’s nothing magical about their organic farming or gentle cellar work—other than this setting. If terroir is the “sense of place” that a wine can show when you smell and taste it, and if you ever had any questions about whether terroir is a real thing, drink this wine, and then call us back.
Fruit notes: Lemon zest, green apple
Non-fruit notes: cucumber spa water, rain water over river rock, edelweiss, pine needle
Alcohol: medium minus
Possible Pairings: pasta salad with lemon breadcrumbs and fresh herbs; caramelized onion and Gruyère tart; seeing clearly now that the rain is gone