Domaine Philippe et Sylvain Ravier

Ravier has been in the family for generations and is currently run by Philippe and his son Sylvain who joined him in 2004. They produce 21 different cuvées from their 35 hectares spread over four very distinct terroirs a few kilometres south of Chambéry in the French alps, including vineyards in the superb Chignan appellation. They carry high environmental value certification, with the vineyards meticulously hand cared for, and winery interventions kept to a minimum. Whilst much Savoie wine is produced for an undemanding local market in the resorts of the Alps, Ravier is amongst a growing band of growers wholly dedicated to quality and showing what is capable in these high vineyards, with wines of intense fruit and crystalline purity.