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Lucien Aviet et Fils, Reserve de Caveau, 2014

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Walnut, Truffle, Salty

Farming

Sustainable

Producer

Lucien Aviet et Fils

Grape

Savagnin

Wine Type

White

Country

France

Region

Arbois AOC, Jura

Vintage

2014

Alcohol

15.5%

Size

75cl

 

Given just as long barrel ageing (over six years) under voile as a Vin Jaune, Vincent deemed that this wine should not go into his Vin Jaune which had even more power and depth. If you like oxiditve wines then this will blow your socks. This will age for nearly as long as Vin Jaune and is amazing with any cream based sauce and comte cheese.

Notes on the Producer

Returning from the Algerian war in 1960, when many growers in the region opted to plant chardonnay, Lucien went against the trend by planting mainly trousseau à la dame (an old low-yielding strain) and savagnin by sélection massale on excellent rootstock. He became one of the first growers to bottle his own wine in Montigny-les-Arsures, the hamlet located just north of Arbois and considered the capital of trousseau. Now his son Vincent is at the helm following in his fathers footseps. The Aviets are one of the few trousseau specialists in the Jura, making no less than five cuvées from specific terroirs that they release as and when Vincent thinks they are starting to open out. Lucien learnt about good viticulture and its influence on wines alongside Pierre Overnoy under the tutelage of Jules Chauvet, and Vincent was inspired by working a stage with Laurent Macle. Laurent Macle, believes that Aviet makes Jura’s finest reds (quite the statement), but it doesn’t stop there and their 100% savagnin oxidative wines are exceptional too (try their Réserve de Caveau to see what we mean).

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