L'ÉTOILE 2015

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2015  

With a clear and brilliant color, this cuvée presents green and pale gold reflections. Its complex nose reveals finesse and minerality. In the mouth its attack is frank and opens on mineral notes and dried fruit. This wine has a good amplitude and a very long persistence.

Alliance of dried fruit & minerality.

The nature of the clayey-limestone soils favors Chardonnay (locally called Gamay blanc), omnipresent on the appellation, representing 90% of the grape varieties. The marls covered with limestone clays and limestone fragments are only very rare here. The L'Etoile vineyard therefore benefits from a lighter soil than elsewhere, which undoubtedly gives the specificity to its wines.

The work in the vines, is based on the respect of the nature and the soil. For young vines, located on steep slopes, to avoid erosion, we cultivate a row out of two, practice soil reassembly to aerate the lands subjected to settlement due to moisture, and grass with plants. Such as clover, which, by competing on the vine, can modulate its mineral and water supply and control its vigor and yield. The Guyot double size is necessary for the Chardonnay to better control its performance. The restructuring of the vines contributes to the harmony of our cuvée: the young vines bring the exuberance, the freshness and the acidity. While the older specimens bring the structure and character.

Reception of the grapes, vatting by gravity into a thermo-regulated tank for the fermentation. They are pressed, and musts are settling under control temperature. Then engages the fermentation maintained at low temperature (20- 22°C). An ageing in stainless steel tanks, for 2 -3 months to aid the preservation of the wine's minerality, purity of fruit and crisp acidity.

This wine will have, in its youth, seduce you for its fruity aromas. And will be able to forget a few years in cellar.

To taste, slightly fresh between 12 ° and 14 ° C, with fish, crustaceans, white meats and Comté.

The Jura wine region is small in size but large in its remarkable diversity. It covers 80 kilometres between Burgundy and Switzerland, in the eastern France. This AOC has been producing exceptional white wines, since 1937. Its name (meaning ‘star’) is a legend in itself. It may refer to the countless tiny star-shaped Pentacrinite fossils buried in its soil, or to the star arrangement of the five hills surrounding the village.

The Jura enjoyed a magnificent year, with early ripening and a harvest of wonderful quality. This ripe fruit in perfect health should spell an exceptional vintage. The red wines are showing nice concentration, with lovely tannins and a forthright aromatic profile. The white wines, which usually have a good crisp tension, are very moreish. The yields were fairly variable depending on the varietal, the Savagnin having suffered in places from uneven flowering, but there is definitely potential.

10% Chardonnay 90% Savagnin

Chardonnay originated in Burgundy but has been grown in the Jura since the 10th century. It adapts easily, making it the most widespread grape variety. It produces floral white wines fragrant with citrus fruits, peaches, white flowers, but also roasted hazelnuts or almonds when blended with Savagnin, typical variety of the Jura region.