The Wines Of Jean-François Essler

Jean-François Essler farms just under 4 hectares of vines in Grusse (Val-Sonette). A former graphic designer and wine merchant by trade, Jean-François decided he wanted to make wine, and spent a few years working at Domaine Buronfosse before setting up his own estate. The entire estate is certified organic, with a few biodynamic methods also being used. The work is focused around a respect to the living eco system of the vineyard. During harvest, everything is done by hand and great care is taken not to damage the grapes.

Jean-François Essler
Réve Éphémère 2022

Réve Éphémère is made up of 99% Poulsard from very old vines, blended with a few Pinot Noir vines that exist on the same plot. The grapes are destemmed and given 4 weeks on the skins, then pressed using a vertical rachet press before being blended with free-run juice and aged in fibreglass. Find out more.

  • Region Grusse, Jura, France
  • Grapes Poulsard & Pinot Noir
  • Vineyard Organic
  • Cellar Fermented with native yeasts, unfiltered & unfined, minimal additional sulphites
£43.50

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Jean-François Essler
Côtes du Jura Chardonnay 'Premier Pas' 2020

100% Chardonnay coming from the heart of Grusse, in the south of Jura. Detailed and well structured, the wine has the slightly exotic fruit you associate with the region. The fruit is well balanced with plenty of freshness, minerality and a hint of salinity. Find out more.

  • Region Grusse, Jura, France
  • Grapes Chardonnay
  • Vineyard Organic
  • Cellar Fermented with native yeasts, unfiltered & unfined, minimal additional sulphites
£45

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