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2018 Anne et Jean-Francois Ganevat Chardonnay La Graviere Cotes du Jura Blanc

Jura, FRANCE
$130. 00 Bottle
$1560.00 Dozen
ABV: 13.4%
Closure: Cork

La Combe; a tiny hamlet above the village of Rotalier is home to the larger-than-life “Fan Fan” Jean-François Ganevat. Jean-François came back to run the family estate in 1998 after ten years working Burgundy and he combines his passion for the Jura terroir – here ideal for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir - with a staunch defence of Burgundian techniques; low yields and most recently biodynamic methods for which he has now gained Demeter certification.

In addition to the ‘Estate’ wines there are, since 2013, a group of wines made from grapes purchased from around the region and in others, all are grown by their vigneron friends to their standards, so organic or bio-dynamically farmed and tended. They pay very high prices to get the quality they want. Each of these necogiant wine are made on the property by Jean-François and his small team; from grapes into wine, and have the same Ganevat precision, levity and exquisite texture despite the differing origins of the grapes.

La Graviere is 100% Jura Chardonnay from a great parcel of old vines planted on grey marne du lias near Lavigny, fermented and aged in demi-muid (600 litre) barrels for a year. As always natural yeasts only are used, with no filtration and no additions.