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Arbois Chardonnay de Messagelin 2018

£42.00

A Wine That

shows what Chardonnay is capable of on Jurassic soils. The region's neighbour, Burgundy, might be considered the hallowed ground, but this sits shoulder-to-shoulder with them. Like biting into a massive piece of rock salt with some juicy pineapple and orange layers, this is the fanciest fruit salad we've ever come cross!

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  • Winemaker: Domaine des Cavarodes
Arbois Chardonnay de Messagelin  - 2018
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France
Jura

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13.5%

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White

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75cl

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8-12°C

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Biodynamic

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Marl

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Chardonnay

Where and How?

The 'Messagelin' vineyard sits on marne soils with glacial moraine deposits. It can be a hot site with southwesterly exposure, so is often the first to be harvested, but Etienne explains that the clay-heavy marne soils always give the wines distinct freshness.
The grapes were whole bunch pressed, and the juice fermented naturally in old oak foudres and demi-muids. for eighteen months (Etienne's white wines are always spend two winters in barrel). Bottled unfined and unfiltered.

The Winemaker: Domaine des Cavarodes

Etienne Thiebaud is tall and strong, with statuesque bone structure and impressive hair past his waist. He's a real farmer, based in a sleepy village in the Jura. Here, he is creating some of the most sought-after naturally made wines in the world.
There is something magical about this part of the world. It is a tiny wine region, five times smaller than Burgundy - and Burgundy is only small. Here, Etienne makes wine from Savagnin, Chardonnay, Poulsard and Trousseau, as well as a handful of ancient varieties, which Etienne farms with pride. When peering into a glass of his Poulsard de Chemenot, it seems to sparkle, and the aromas are beguiling: enough to convince anyone that magic can exist in a glass of wine.

 

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