Jean-François Ganevat Les Cèdres 2015

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Côtes du Jura, Jura, France
Fermented with native yeasts, unfiltered & unfined, minimal additional sulphites

Rare Ganevat negociant cuvée alert! See also the 'La Gravière' and 'La Pèlerine' listings - all available in super-limited quantities! These are the wines that Jean-François makes with his sister, Anne, using grapes bought from outside their own domaine, but still falling within the Côtes du Jura appellation.

Les Cèdres is Chardonnay from 80 year-old vines planted over limestone-marl that is spontaneously fermented whole bunch with no sulphur dioxide added during the vinification. The wine is aged in used demi-muids and then spends 30 months in smaller barriques. The wine is then bottled in the summer on the fine lees, two years after the harvest with a small amount of so2. The wine is made in the non-oxidative 'ouillé' style, meaning it retains its primary fruit characteristics over the sherried note associated with time under flor. Absolute class-act stuff from one of the Jura's biggest names.