A work of four generations

When François Perceval created the farm in 1910 on the slopes of the Combe de Savoie, did he know that the fruit of his work would become a vineyard of 54 hectares of vines, four generations later?
His son Jean-Baptiste and his grandson Guy have enlarged the estate, constantly improving, with patience and passion, the quality of the vines and the wine produced.
Pascal Perceval works today on an exceptional domain, in the French Alps, which extends from the town of Marche, near Lake Saint André, to the territory of Chautagne, on the banks of Lake Bourget.
In this breathtaking landscape, the average age of the vines is 30 years and some plots are over 80 years old.


A land of legend

From this soil inherited from the gigantic collapse of the Granier mountain, in November 1248, was born a white grape vine with subtle and fresh perfumes. In our region, crisscrossed by mountains, valleys, lakes and rivers, the continental climate undergoes many influences, oceanic in the north and Mediterranean in the south.
On these lands, the Perceval family cultivates the tradition as well and the daring that a viticulture of quality. Respect for a job well done, a harvest that is often manual and ancestral methods preserve nectars with round tannins, good density and a fine and assertive character.
The choice of grass coverings forces the roots to go get the best of the earth. The durability of the humus of the slopes is thus maintained. Our vines flourish on the slopes of glacial moraines. Their high mineral concentration favors the drainage of the plots and diffuses their heat on the ground.


Well-bred wines

The AOC Vin de Savoie was recognized in 1973 but our teams have always worked with passion and consistency to produce quality wines, faithful to their convictions. We respect the strict rules of production and manufacture in a limited geographical frame, guarantor of the originality and specificity of the production. The minimum density is 5000 vines per hectare. The distance between the vines on the row is at least 80 cm. Annually, a commission of experts checks the respect of these rules. Our vineyard is established on hillsides, on old glacial moraines or on scree. Its sunshine gives it a great taste quality. The greatest care is brought to a traditional vatting, stainless steel or concrete, for white wines and in French oak barrels for better aging.


Values and beliefs

Act with passion and confidence. "When you get to the top of the mountain, keep climbing ..." Tibetan proverb

Look for the path you will be most proud of. Sincerity calls for courage, that of confronting others, but also oneself.

Share the effort in work and pleasure as a reward. "To give is a more lasting pleasure than to receive because the one who gives is the one who remembers the longest". Chamfort

Audacity supposes a decision; it does not exist without action. Being positive, imaginative, trusting your intuitions, daring and innovating. To be bold is to believe in the human and his overflowing imagination. It's opening up new ways, being where you're not expected.


Pascal Perceval

Lover of the mountains and the lands that surround him, Pascal Perceval lives and breathes to the rhythm of his environment. This majestic setting nourishes his imagination and gives him the necessary inspiration to chart the path, obstinate and daring. The highest peaks, such as the deepest lakes, make him want to dare, to seek out and to discover how the gold and the blood of the vines will be absorbed by their most beautiful exhibitions. Its roots are those of a family that believes in the truth of the soil, in the beauty of the seasons, in the joy of beautiful and large tables. Difficult to conquer but generous, this terroir could only accept the energy and work of determined men for generations.


Neolithic 9000 to - 3300 BC
Traces of vineyards near lakeside towns.

4th century BC
Cultivation of the vine by the Allobroges - Creation of the variety "Vitis allobrogica".

1st century BC
The quality of the wines is quoted by the authors Pline and Columelle

5th century to 15th century
The monks name the surfaces of the Savoyard vineyard. First experiences in viticulture and winemaking. Notable progress in the quality of the wines.

November 24 to 25, 1248
Catastrophe of the collapse of Mount Granier of 500 million m3, burying 2,000 people by creating Abymes de Myans and Lake Saint André.

From XVIth to XVIIIth Century
The amplitude of the vines extends from the plains to the slopes of more than 1000 meters of altitude.

Duke Emmanuel Philibert of Savoy established the ban of the grape harvest to promote the harvest of grapes with good maturity.

From the sixteenth to the mid-eighteenth century
The Marquis Costa de Beauregard established a real differentiation between the profession of peasant and that of winemaker.

Fragmentation of land and extension of wine-growing areas. Accession of farmers to the property by the purchase of vineyards become national property. More care is given to the vineyard. There are 9,000 hectares of vines.

Birth of François Perceval

Attached Savoy to France.

Birth of Jean-Baptiste Perceval

Publication of the guide of the new methods of vine pruning by Mr. Fleury-Lacoste.

Arrival of phylloxera in Savoie, causing considerable ravages. Despite the arrival of this plague, the surface of the vineyard remains constant.

Vast movement of replanting and reconstruction of the vineyard.

XIXth Century
Renaissance of the Savoyard vineyard.

XXth Century
Influence of the first world war on viticulture (lack of manpower).

Birth of Paul Perceval.

Birth decrease crisis and strong increase in urbanism. Back of the vine.

Birth of Guy Perceval.

Birth of Pascal Perceval.

The Savoyard vineyard covers more than 2,200 hectares. More than 16 million bottles sold for a turnover of more than 52 M €.

The vineyard of Domaine Perceval covers more than 54 hectares. The average age of the vines is 30 years and some parcels are over 80 years old.