Extreme Purity:
2020 Lucas Chasselas Un Matin Face au Lac

Posted by Ian McFadden

What Dominique Lucas does with the Chasselas grape is head-spinning.

Taste Lucas' Chasselas and you'll never look at the grape the same way.

photo of bottle of Lucas Chasselas Leman Un Matin Face au Lac

Chasselas doesn't have a stellar reputation. Most Chasselas are simple wines to quaff without much thought after a day of skiing. Lucas' are mind-bending examples of the grape.

Dominique Lucas comes from a Burgundian winemaking family but decided to work in Savoie near Lac Leman (the French name for Lake Geneva). Across the range, the wines have a striking mineral purity, subtle textural complexity, and boundless, citrus-animated energy. Simply put, it all adds up to thrilling drinking.  The wines have a crazy amount of rigor and depth.

We've tasted through the lineup a couple of times recently and the Un Matin Face au Lac has been the standout both times. Un Matin Face au Lac comes from soils of glacial moraine and clay and is raised in concrete eggs. 

The Un Matin Face au Lac stands as one of the great expressions of the Savoie. The crystal clear cut makes it a thrilling bottle. I suggest that you take advantage of the special four-pack pricing. This is a bottle that you'll want to return to often. 

To order, email offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden
Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits

Special 4-pack pricing, for a limited time. Use Code :Chasselas-20