In the Alpine wine region of the Savoie, the vineyards are planted on the south and south-eastern facing limestone slopes of the Chartreuse Mountains as the land climbs from the Jura to the towering Alps. Apremont is one of the best known of the villages, or named crus, in the appellation. The Domaine Jean Masson, located near the village of Apremont, produces classic Savoie whites that have been declared the new benchmark of quality in the region. They are intensely flowery, with fresh with invigorating acidity.
"Jean-Claude Masson is the terroiriste of Apremont, bottling separate wines from each of many different parcels or soil types, often varying his techniques of vinification significantly as well. He managed to avoid under-ripeness and achieve some delightful results...Masson stubbornly refuses to put the vintage dates on his labels as he simply assumes that each vintage will have sold through before the arrival of the next! And yet, his wines can evolve fascinatingly for several years, as he is happy to demonstrate." - David Schildknecht, The Wine Advocate