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Domaine Desire Petit, Chateau-Chalon Vin Jaune 2013
Domaine Desire Petit, Chateau-Chalon Vin Jaune 2013

Domaine Desire Petit, Chateau-Chalon Vin Jaune 2013

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In its traditional 62cl bottle (called a clavelin), this is a unique and distinctive wine from the region that gave us Raymond Blanc.

From the rugged and diverse terrain of the Jura’s Revermont vineyards, now planted (after years of study as to the success of different varieties) with Savagnin, Trousseau, Ploussard, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Cultivated with minimum intervention, the vines are tended manually throughout the year – from pruning to managing the leaf canopy or grassing over between vines where necessary – until harvest. Using a team of thirty pickers, bunches are carefully selected in the vineyard and fruit from each terroir is separated to preserve the finesse and complexity of each plot. Only Savagnin from the Beaumont plot, on blue-grey marl dotted with pebbles, is selected for this Vin Jaune. Initially made as a traditional white wine, but followed by an ageing period of 6 years and 3 months in 228l barrels without topping up. A layer of yeast develops upon the surface of the wine (as happens with Manzanilla and Fino sherry) which limits the amount of oxidation and imparts a rich, savoury, nutty character to the wine.

Domaine Desire Petit, Chateau-Chalon Vin Jaune has manzanilla notes on the nose due to the method of production of this traditional style of wine which involves a floating layer of yeast called Voile - similar to the Flor yeast found in Jerez. The wine shows notes of fresh walnuts, roasted almonds and saline minerality. The finish is lively yet refined and very long, and the wine has the ability to develop over the next ten to fifteen years.

Superb with Filet Mignon, or fish and poultry in rich creamy sauces. This would also be an excellent accompaniment to a cheese board and could even stand up to spicy Asian dishes.

Please note: All case wine orders can take between 7-10 days for delivery.

Country: France
Region: Jura
Grapes: Savagin 100%
ABV: 14.5%
Volume: 1 x 62cl
Vintage: 2014
Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes
Suitable for Vegans: Yes