Bergeron is the local name for Roussanne. The Damoiselles — or young lady — cuvée (the Quenard's have four daughters) is made from 30-year-old Roussanne vines grown on the steep, chalk rich hillside slopes of Chignin. The grapes are hand-harvested parcel by parcel, and undergo a long fermentation in stainless steel. Malolactic fermentation helps give the wine additional richness on the palate.
Tasting Notes: The wine has lots of fruit on the nose, with creamy apricot and white peach rising from the glass.
Food Match: The medium to full body of this wine, along with its subtle minerality, makes it an ideal partner for fish in sauce, scallops, poached salmon or white meats.