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Marie-Pierre Chevassu, Vin Jaune, 2012

Nutty, Apple, Spice

Farming

Organic

Producer

Domaine Marie-Pierre Chevsasu

Grape

Savagnin

Wine Type

White Oxiditive

Country

France

Region

Chateau Chalon AOC, Jura

Vintage

2012

Alcohol

14.5%

Size

75cl

Les Granges-Bernard is a wonderful old Jurassien farm surrounded by pastures on the plateau behind Menétru, and it is here that Marie-Pierre Chevassu-Fassenet was brought up with her three sisters. Her mother Marie came from a family of vignerons and her father Denis farmed mainly cows. He took on some vineyards in the 1980s and, as all his daughters enjoyed helping, he expanded the business and started making and selling wine. Marie-Pierre chose a career in wine and after wine studies in Beaune and an oenology degree at Dijon she worked in New Zealand, Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Champagne before returning to work in the Jura for several years as cellar manager at La Maison du Vigneron [the largest négociant in the Jura]. She took over the wine estate in 2008, whilst one of her sisters runs the farm.

At just 50 hectares Chateau Chalon is home to the extraordinary Vin Jaune (“Yellow wine”

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