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Les Dolomies, Les Combes Chardonnay, 2018

Bruised Apple, Rich, Powerful

Farming

Organic/Biodynamic

Producer

Les Dolomies

Grape

Chardonnay

Wine Type

White

Country

France

Region

VDF Jura

Vintage

2018

Alcohol

14%

Size

75cl

Céline and Steve Gormally farm 5.5ha of vines in Passenan, scattered around 10 plots in five villages, including the prestigious Château-Chalon.

Creating Les Dolomies – a reference to Passenans’ dolomitic rock, a salty magnesium-rich limestone – in 2008, the couple live above their cellar with their three young daughters. Extremely busy Céline and Steve grew tired of regularly battling against the INAO and its administration, and from 2017 onwards they renounced the Côtes du Jura appellation for the Vin de France designation (on all bottlings). Wild yeast fermentation and bottling without fining or filtration have always been the norm.

Les Combes is a stunning coteau with heavy and clayey red marlstone. As most of the vines in Passenans they were replanted around the 60s – relatively old vines that yield fruits of great depth and intensity. A classy chardonnay that combines power and elegance with a depth of flavours that would make some top burgundy producers envious.

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