The qualitative rise of Savoie wines was initiated by a handful of winegrowers who, from the years 1990-2000, were able to highlight their terroir and their grape varieties with a conviction and a determination that have been emulated: a young generation has followed and, like Maxime Dancoine on his small Domaine de l'Aitonnement, today offers wines of remarkable purity, frankness and expression.
At the crossroads of the Maurienne and Combe de Savoie valleys, Aiton has retained a few plots of vines scattered on the slopes facing the Arc, once renowned for their wine: a terroir where Maxime Dancoine settled in 2016 after his oenology studies. The aptly named Domaine de L'Aitonnement is managed with high standards both in farming (biodynamic) and in winemaking and élevage, and guided by the ambition to revive a local heritage. Jacquère, Altesse and Mondeuse make up the majority of the parcels, with small amounts of the rare Doux Noire and Joubertin, resurgent red Savoyard grape varieties. On the marl or schist soil of Aiton, the wines of L'Aitonnement are distinguished by their finesse, precision and accuracy of expression.