Julien Labet Fleur de Savagnin en Chalasse 2015

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Sud Revermont, Jura, France
Savagnin Jaune & Savagnin Vert
Fermented with native yeasts, unfiltered & unfined, no additional sulphites

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If you've got this far because you're on the hunt for the wines of Julien Labet then we probably don't need to go into much more detail; if you're unfamiliar then you're looking at a listing for some incredibly hard-to-find wine from one of the most sought-after growers in the Jura, who due to the size of the domaine, and often difficult growing conditions, produces in quantities that make allocations scant and therefore highly coveted. And for good reason - these are elegant, modern Jura wines, that have a particularly Burgundian leaning in terms of finesse, but still embrace the soils and methods of the region. The wines are generally topped-up in the 'ouillé' style in contrast to the older traditional style with partial oxidative effects under a protective cover of flora yeast.

En Chalasse is a blend of two different Savagnin varieties from south-facing vineyards planted over clay and grey marble, which is aged for 15 months in a mixture of old Burgundy barrels and concrete egg. The wine has freshness, precision and poise. Great structure from the laser-beam acidity and complex, salty preserved lemon citrus, white flowers and spice. Minuscule quantities are in our cellar.