Daily Wine 7/10/17:
Jean-François Ganevat – Cuvée Marguerite – Côtes du Jura – 2012
- This wine is 100% Chardonnay from the Jura region of eastern France.
- These Chardonnay vines were planted in 1902 and still produce great fruit today. The gray marl and age aid in concentrating the fruit character and developing unquestionable complexity.
- Many of J-F’s wines are blends and are blended after fermentation.
- Biodynamic farming practices are used to stimulate the health of the vines.
- Whites are whole cluster fermented without any racking of the must. All go through malolactic fermentation and only a touch of sulfur is added during bottling the wine.
- Demi-muids of 300L and 400L, as well as 228L barrels are used to age white wines and they are not released until the second summer following the harvest.
- This winery was founded in 1650 in the green, rolling landscape of the Jura. Initially, the family supplemented their income by producing dairy for local Comté cheese until 1976.
- Jean-François is one of the best blenders in Jura and creates a stunning number of cuvées. Only 1,700 cases are produced annually.
- Pair with fish, poached eggs, and shellfish.