Peggy et Jean-Pascal Buronfosse, Pinot Noir 'Les Fontaines' 2018
Ethereal Pinot from this outstanding maker. Plenty of luscious fruit and crisp, mineral drive. Happily have this as my final drink!
From a tiny vineyard, co-planted with ancient varieties including Pinot Noir, Savagnin Noir and Pinot Doit to name a few.
Producer: Peggy and Jean-Pascal Buronfosse
Region/Country: Jura, France
Grape/s: Pinot Noir
Production Method: Biodynamic farming. Wild yeast fermentation in neutral oak prior to ageing in neutral oak. No added SO2
Style: Pure fruited and fragrant with lovely minerality and gentle tannins.
Pairing Suggestion: Game + charcuterie, poultry, white meats, Alpine cuisine
Variety: Pinot Noir
Profile: Known as the Heartbreak grape owing to its tumultuous nature in the vineyard. Pinot Noir is best suited to cooler regions, including most famously Burgundy in France where it produces the most sought after and expensive wines in the world. Thin skinned and early ripening, Pinot is a very transparent variety, capable of showing subtle differences in terroir and pronounced regional character. Flavours found in young Pinot include raspberries, strawberries, cherries and violets; with time these evolve into a bouquet often reminiscent of game, liquorice and autumnal undergrowth.
Classic Regions: Burgundy, Loire Valley, Alsace (France), Baden, Ahr (Germany), Yarra Valley, Tasmania, Mornington Peninsula (Australia), Walker Bay (South Africa), Russian River Valley, Oregon (USA)
Peggy and Jean-Pascal Buronfosse
Peggy & Jean-Pascal Buronfosse moved to J.F. Ganevat’s village La Combe de Rotalier in 1999 after growing tired of life in the city. They produce wines of great verve and immediate drinking pleasure, offering extreme value.