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Product code: 3164

Domaine Berthet-Bondet, La Poirière, Jura, France, 2019

Domaine Berthet-Bondet, La Poirière, Jura, France, 2019

Producer Profile

Jean Berthet-Bondet has been working his land since 1984.

With a humble 15 hectares of 30 year old vines, this estate may well be small but it is steeped in history and heritage. Half of Jean's land is in the Château Chalon appellation which is home to the Savagnin grape, renowned for making the revered Vin Jaune. A unique wine that has seen a resurgence of popularity in recent years, but has always been appreciated by the knowledgeable few.

Viticulture

The domain has an area of 15 hectares under organic cultivation, of which 4,5 hectares come under the appellation of Château-Chalon and 10,5 hectares under the appellation of Cotes du Jura. Half of the vines are more than 30 years old, and the other half were planted between 1985 and 1990. These vines often need a lot of care and attention. Mechanisation is difficult and so that means that the majority of the work has to be done by hand, and therefore requires a lot of people.

Winemaking

Manual harvest, pressing of the whole grapes, ageing for 12 months in oak barrels with stirring the lees and topping up of the barrels to prevent oxiadtion. About 5-10% of the oak is new.

Oak Treatment

Time: 12 Months
Type: French 228 Litre
% wine oaked: 100
% new oak: 5

Tasting Note

A nice blend of citrus fruit and minerality with a very light touch of toasty oak.

Food Matching

Excellent with fish, seafood and white meat.

Technical Details
Varieties:
Chardonnay 100%
ABV:
13.5%

Closure:
Technical cork

Colour:
White

Style:
Still wine

Case Size:
6 x 75cl