Domaine Labbe Abymes 2021 Review – Refreshing French White

Published by Jeremy.

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Savoie is not a wine region I have been able to study much of, but with its proximity next to the Alps and bordering with Switzerland, my expectation was for crisp, high-acid wines all the same.

Domaine Labbe's Vin de Savoie Abymes highlights the lesser grown Jacquere grape and hits exactly that in this high-acid but flavorful bottle!

Domaine Labbe Abymes Showcases the Jacquere Grape

Vin de Savoie Abymes

This Jacquere was pale lemon in color with medium aroma of yellow apple, pear, honeysuckle, cream, toast, wet stone, and melon.

On the palate, it was dry with high acidity, medium alcohol, and medium(+) body, flavor intensity, and finish. We had flavors of lemon, lime, wet stone, nectarine, pear, peach, melon, and candied lemon.

For a white wine, this one was quite refreshing with a nice balance of citrus and stone fruit and some slight minerality. The acidity here was potentially a bit out of balance on the high side, and the citric-like nature of the acidity pushed it up further. Still, this one was easy drinking and interesting all the same.

Jacquere Food Pairing – Ravioli wtih Butternut Squash and Mushroom

Jacquere Food Pairing - Ravioli

We paired this Jacquere with two homemade raviolis- one with butternut squash and one with mushrooms and dill. The mushroom ravioli was an exquisite pairing with a large mineral and earthy spike with each bite, while still having some moderate fruit undertones. Admittedly, the sweetness of the butternut squash perhaps did not do as much to the wine here- mostly strong citrus notes popping out here.

So if you can pair the wine with something mushroom (and perhaps with dill and herbs), you may be in for a treat!

Score: 3 / 5

We'd buy a glass of this one.

While this one really does hit you with the acidity, it has a lovely flavor profile of citrus and stone fruit with a balanced minerality that we enjoyed. As such, we'd buy a glass of this one, especially with the right food pairing.

Domaine Labbe is located in Abymes, France. We purchased this bottle locally and enjoyed it in 2024.

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