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Domaine Marie-Pierre Chevassu, Savagnin Ouille, 2019

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Jura / White / Savagnin / Organic

Farming

Organic

Producer

Domaine Marie-Pierre Chevassu

Grape

Savagnin

Wine Type

White

Country

France

Region

Cotes Du Jura AOC, Jura

Vintage

2019

Alcohol

14%

Size

75cl

 

Manual harvested late and destemmed. Fermented in Demi-muids and foudres (large old barrels) with indigenous yeast. Topped up (ouille) style Savagnin so not the oxidative style. Unfiltered, unfined, SO2 at bottling only.

Notes on the producer

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.

 

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