CÔTES DU JURA CHARDONNAY 2017
The Chardonnay expresses itself wonderfully, offering fresh and well balanced wines with aromas of white fruits, hawthorn and acacia notes. The beautiful minerality on the palate reveals a racy and elegant wine.
Alliance of fruit & minerality.
Reception of the grapes, vatting by gravity into a thermo-regulated tank for the fermentation. They are pressed, and musts are settling under control temperature. Then engages the fermentation maintained at low temperature (20- 22°C). 95% ageing in stainless steel tanks, for 2 -3 months to aid the preservation of the wine's minerality, purity of fruit and crisp acidity. The rest ageing on fine lees, in wooden tun, to expand the aromatic palette of wine.
2 to 3 years.
A SMALL, BUT EXCELLENT HARVEST
This vintage was marked by very early budburst, which meant the spring frosts hit particularly hard this year, affecting half of the Henri Maire estate. The young shoots were very susceptible, but luckily, the growth cycle continued normally, and the resulting fruit was in excellent health. The harvests began on 24 August with the crémants and ended on 13 September. The first tastings were very promising, with indulgent and fruity wines.
The Chardonnay grape variety, originating from Burgundy but cultivated in the Jura since the 10th Century, has become a native of the region. Its great adaptability makes it the most prominent grape variety today, especially on limestone and light soils.