Powerful Chardonnay. This is light oxy, with beautiful nutty and saline character overlaid by rich fruit and mineral drive. Stand up and pay attention.
Producer: Peggy and Jean-Pascal Buronfosse
Region/Country: Jura, France
Production Method: Organic farming. Wild yeast fermentation in neutral oak prior to 18 months ageing in neutral oak. No added SO2
Style: Lightly oxidative with crushing acidity and wonderful fresh citrus, orchard and stone fruit character
Pairing Suggestion: Poultry, white meats, Alpine cuisine
Profile: Commonly referred to as the winemakers grape owing to both its versatility and ease of manipulation in the winery. Chardonnay will range widely in character depending on its region of origin as well as winemaking style. One the lighter end of the spectrum, generally from cooler regions, it will display crisp, somewhat tart acidity alongside citrus and orchard fruit character and mineral texture. Moving to warmer climates gradually produces a more ripe stone and tropical fruit character. Winemaking, particularly the use of oak and batonnage (lees stirring) produces a richer, creamier texture and flavours of toast, butter and vanilla spice.
Classic Regions: Chablis, Cote d'Or, Maconnais, Champagne (France), Yarra Valley, Tasmania, Margaret River (Australia), Canterbury (New Zealand), Walker Bay (South Africa)
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.