Les Fées Papillons — Savagnin 2018
A Wine That
is like the vinous version of a lightbulb — it's all about brightness, and it's likely to give you a penny-drop moment about why Savagnin is one of the world's greatest grape varieties. Think saltiness, lemon rind and a splash of lime juice, and a finish that lingers for eternity.
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- Winemaker: Les Granges Paquenesses
Where and How?
This comes from two steep sloping vineyards of Savagnin — La Pierre and Les Trouillots (planted in 1982), located in Poligny, planted on marl soils.
The whole bunches were pressed directly, the juice fermented naturally and the wine was aged for 24 months in stainless steel and old barrels.
The Winemaker: Les Granges Paquenesses
Loreline Laborde of Les Granges Pâquenesses is a one-woman / one-horse (named Amazone) band, based in Tourmont, near Poligny. She cut her winemaking teeth in the Rhône Valley, but like so many others, fell in love with the Jura wine region. She tends 2.5 hectares of vines, a vegetable garden, and also keeps goats and chickens.
She tends her vineyards of Savagnin, Chardonnay, Trousseau and Poulsard organically with biodynamic methods. Her wines are made as hands-off as possible, ageing in older oak barrels and being bottled unfined and unfiltered. She picks a little earlier than average, resulting in taut, mineral, focused wines. Her Savagnin is one of LITTLEWINE’s all-time favourite expressions of the variety: see for yourself!
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