Spotlight on The Jura
Ganevat / Bruyere & Houillon / Domaine de la Borde
Jura

£203.00

Spotlight on The Jura, Ganevat / Bruyere & Houillon / Domaine de la Borde

Spotlight on The Jura
Ganevat / Bruyere & Houillon / Domaine de la Borde
Jura

£203.00

1 x Jean-Francois Ganevat, 'Les Chamois du Paradis' Chardonnay, 2016

There is perhaps no other Jura winemaker as iconic as Jean-Francois Ganevat. He has played a key role in catapulting this tiny region, on the Swiss border, to universal fame and acclaim. This is a winemaker who thrives off his own instinct. His vision has always been clear; to produce expressive wines as naturally as possible and buck the status quo. Grown biodynamically, these are wines of extraordinary character, and Jean-Francois has influenced an entire generation of Jura producers to follow in his footsteps.

The 'Les Chamois du Paradis' is made from a small parcel of old Chardonnay vines, aged extensively in both barrel and bottle before release. The result is a stunning wine that balances rich, nutty complexity with sprightly acidity, preserved lemon and ripe apple.

1 x Bruyere & Houillon, Arbois-Pupillin Chardonnay, 2015

Renaud Bruyère and Adeline Houillon have quite the pedigree of winemaking between them. When they first settled in Jura, Renaud worked for Stéphane Tissot and Adeline joined her brothers in the cellars of the famed Pierre Overnoy. Eventually the two decided to join forces in their own domaine, and it’s perhaps unsurprising that they’re now regarded as some of Jura’s most exciting young winemakers.

Their 2015 Chardonnay comes from a small plot of old vines, farmed biodynamically, harvested by hand and naturally fermented. This is Jura made with a nod to Burgundy; a pure and energetic Chardonnay defined by lemon pith, green apple and pear. The extra age in bottle also adds a delicious, nutty note and a richer texture on the palate.

1 x Domaine de la Borde, Arbois-Pupillin 'Terre du Lias' Chardonnay, 2018

Jura native Julien Mareschal learnt the tools of his trade in Burgundy, before returning to the region and settling in Pupillin. Here he has jumped head first into the world of biodynamics, adopting the same ethos and dedication that fuels Jura’s wave of new, young winemakers.

The 'Terre du Lias' Chardonnay takes its name from the lime rich, blue marl which the vines are planted on; a layer of soil known as 'Lias'. Julien firmly believes that these unique, mineral rich vineyards make his wines what they are. Using natural yeasts and extended ageing, this is a richly textured white, balanced with crisp acidity and notes of green apple and lemon curd.