Biodynamic old vine Chardonnay from Jura, France
Hand harvested, destemmed, and pressed directly to tank. Native yeast fermentation and malolactic fermentation start in tank and wine is then transferred to neutral 600 liter barrels to complete fermentation. Bottled unfiltered with no sulfur added.The nose has aromas of nuttiness, honeysuckle, flint and candied lemon. The palate is dry with high acids and an opulent body with round texture. Flavors of tree fruit like baked apple, underripe peach are mirrored with touches of pineapple, tropical fruit & jasmine. Utterly complex for the price range. Valentin Morel shows his artistry and technique in this Chardonnay. Wonderful expression of Jura's terroir and rustically elegant philosophies. Whether a Jura enthusiast or new comer to this region this is a must try - one of the shining young stars of Jura's winemakers.