Domaine Jean Francois Ganevat 2018 "Plein Sud" Trousseau, Côtes du Jura, France

Domaine Jean Francois Ganevat 2018 "Plein Sud" Trousseau, Côtes du Jura, France

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Domaine Jean Francois Ganevat 2018 "Plein Sud" Trousseau, Côtes du Jura, France

Winemaker: Jean Francois Ganevat

Farming: Biodynamic

Varieties: Trousseau

Terroir: Gray marl, pebbles

Vinification: Whole cluster fermentation  

Aging: Aged in Burgundian barrels for one year before bottling

After working both for his father and for the prestigious Domaine  Jean-Marc Morey in Chassagne-Montrachet, Jean-François returned to the  Jura in 1998 to take over the family domaine. With only eight-and-a-half  hectares under vine, the family had seventeen different local varietals  planted of both red and white grapes—an incredible amount of variation  to consider for holdings of such small size. For such a fervent  perfectionist and insatiable lover of details as Jean-François, the  decision to have the domaine certified as biodynamic was a natural  choice. 

Jean-François creates a stunning number of cuvées, ranging between  thirty-five and forty every year!  His methodology goes far beyond the  details of the average vigneron. For some, his process would be maddening, as each cuvée calls for a highly individualized élévage.  Jean-François is committed to minute doses of sulfur, so low in fact,  that many fear it hurting the wines during transport. He curbs this  issue entirely by aging many of his whites on the lees for extended  periods of time, anywhere from two to eleven years! In all of his years  making wine, he has never had a problem.  In the Jura, many of  the wines go through a traditional, intentional oxidation; however  Jean-François aims to lend a greater lightness and elegance to wines of  this style than are typical. He gravitates toward the Burgundian style,  using ouillage to top off barrels. Jean-François Ganevat is a  master of his craft, one of the true magicians of the eclectic. To say  that his grapes are spun into gold would not be far from the truth; they  are entirely otherworldly. -- Kermit Lynch, Importer


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