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Michel Gahier Les Follasses Chardonnay 2016

Michel Gahier Les Follasses Chardonnay 2016

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Tasting Notes

The grapes for the Les Follasses, which benefit from limestone and clay soils in the vineyard are manually harvested and sorted prior to pressing. The wine is made in the 'ouillé' style where the barrels are topped up during maturation so that the wine does not oxidise in the barrel. No sulphites are added to this wine at any stage. This is a fresh, lively Chardonnay that is typical of this style of wine from the Jura with just a hint of those oxidative qualities that Jura aficionados just can't get enough of. Only 12.5% alcohol and stunning value. The Les Follasses vineyard is divided into two parts. The top block has the vines running north to south and the bottom block has the vines running east west. - Importer Note

Michel Gahier lives in the centre of the village of Montigny-les-Arsures which lies near the central town of Arbois. The reason this is significant is that Montigny is regarded as the finest terroir for the Trousseau grape in the Jura.

When we first tasted his wines we were very excited by their purity and their minerality. Michel is a quiet but talented vigneron who tends his vines meticulously and watches carefully over his wines as they are maturing. He likes to make his wine using the traditional techniques of the Jura.

Michel tends 6 hectares of vines of which 3 hectares are given over to Trousseau and the remainder is split between Chardonnay and Savagnin.

- Importer Note

Product Type Wine White Chardonnay
Vintage 2016
Volume 750ml
Country France
Region Jura
Winemaking Practices Natural
Vineyard Practices Organic/Biodynamic