Domaine Marie-Pierre Chevassu-Fassenet, Chateau Chalon 2014, Jura, France (62cl)
The Jura region of France is hilly, a bit damp, but beautiful. It's also the source of the countries most remarkable wines. Wines that are making it onto the best restaurant wine lists in the World. Chateau Chalon is widely regarded as the "Grand Cru" of the regions most famous and individual wine style, Vin Jaune. It is made by maturing wine in oak barrels for a minimum of six years and three months, during which time a significant proportion evaporates, the barrels are not topped up, and a layer of yeast, known as flor, develops on the surface of the wine which prevents oxidation and adds immense complexity. The result is an extraordinary wine with flavours of bruised apple, walnuts, almonds and spice. Classic with the local cheese, Comte.
The smaller bottle size, 62cl rather than the usual 75cl, is a reflection of the amount of wine lost by evaporation during maturation and the bottle shape traditional to the region.Producer - Domaine Marie-Pierre Chevassu-Fassenet
Country - France
Region - Jura
Variety / Blend - Savagnin
Wine Style - White Wine
Farming - Organic