2017 Francois Rousset-Martin Clos Bacchus Veine Bleue Savagnin
Francois Rousset is producing some of the most captivating wines in the Jura right now. Launching his winery in 2006 in the Chateau Chalon appellation, Francois labels his wines as Cotes du Jura since he makes them in a non-oxidative ouillé or topped-up style. Vinified by parcel, the farming is organic-certified with little to no sulphur and bottled unfined and unfiltered.
This is from very venerable terroir, named after one of the plots in Château Chalon that has limestone soils with some stones and marl. It has superb aromas of yellow fruits, spice, and a twist of Islay malt whisky complexed by an irresistible mineral lift. It's powerful and very complex in the mouth with serious depth and complexity. It's very young now and will start to unfurl over the coming years and then keep for the next 20 or more.