Spotlight on The Jura
Ganevat / Bonard / Bottes Rouge
JuraFrance

£160.00

Spotlight on The Jura, Ganevat / Bonard / Bottes Rouge

Spotlight on The Jura
Ganevat / Bonard / Bottes Rouge
JuraFrance

£160.00

1 x Philippe Bornard, 'Les Chassagnes' Ouille Savagnin, 2016

This distinctive, orange fox has fast become a 'must drink' for any lover of exceptional Jura wines. When Philippe Bornard took over his family domaine, he was determined to produce his own wines, rather than selling the fruit to cooperatives (as had been previously done). In fact, it was the legendary Pierre Overnoy who convinced Philippe to take this plunge; inspiring him to adopt biodynamic growing practices and a dedication to sustainability. Philippe works with local varieties, and is particularly famed for his Savagnin and Ploussard.

This 2016 Savagnin is a charming wine. It tips its hat to Jura’s traditional, oxidative style with distinctive nutty notes, layered on top of vibrant, fresh fruit. Almond and hazelnut mingle with citrus and orchard fruit, topped off with a whiff of gun smoke. Unique and delicious.

1 x Anne et Jean-Francois Ganevat, 'Les Miraculés' Chardonnay, 2017

The wines of Anne and Jean-Francois Ganevat are an extension of the famed 'Ganevat' winemaking dynasty. This project between brother and sister, focuses on utilising fruit from local growers, vs their own vineyards. The subsequent relationships they foster, give the Ganevat's the opportunity to help mould the future of Jura by sharing their own expertise with similarly minded farmers.

'La Miraculés' Chardonnay is a fun cuvee, so named because of its 'miraculous' resistance to the threat of frost in 2017. This miracle wine was then aged for 3 years in fairly large oak barrels, creating an amazing rich and nutty character, that’s balanced with Ganevat's signature fresh and refined style.

1 x Bottes Rouges, 'Face B' Savagnin, 2018

Jean-Baptiste Ménigoz is one to watch. He is part of the wave of young, exciting Jura producers who are enamoured by the world of biodynamic and natural winemaking. Originally a part time teacher for disabled children, Jean-Baptiste was inspired by his good friend Raphael Monnier to take the plunge into winemaking. In his own words, he simply wants to 'make the wines that we like to drink ourselves.'

The 'Face B' Savagnin bucks Jura tradition. Rather than encouraging an oxidative style, Jean-Baptiste has focused one making a vibrant and elegant expression of this native Jure grape. White peach and pear play against a lovely zip of citrus acidity, to make for a very fresh and restrained white wine.