Frederic Giachino has produced wines from his domain along the slopes of the Chartreuse Hills for over 20 years. The slopes of Mount Granier, where most of his vineyards lie, are steep, rocky and ridiculously high above sea-level. The harsh climate makes for long ripening periods, producing crunchy fresh whites and brambly spicy reds. Jacquère thrives here. For Monfarina, Frederic chooses to press slowly and keeps the temperatures low during ferment, allowing for minimal sulphur to be added. Malolactic ferment may or may not happen depending on ambient conditions. Effervescent in production and in wine style, a crunchy wine to drink around the fireside in the ski lodge.