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Mémé Marie 2018

£40.00

A Wine That

gives you an introduction to the world of oxidative wines aged with the influence of 'flor' - a coveted surface yeast that gives wine a certain nutty, salty taste. As only 15% of the wine is made in this way, you get to see the style in a subtler way. Love Chardonnay but also love Sherry? Then this is the perfect combo for you.

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  • Winemaker: Francois Rousset-Martin
Mémé Marie - 2018
Mémé Marie 2018 Wine LITTLEWINE
Mémé Marie 2018 Wine LITTLEWINE
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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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Organic

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Clay-Limestone

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Chardonnay
Savagnin

Where and How?

This is 85% Chardonnay and 15% Savagnin, from organically farmed 40-year-old vines in the Jura on a 0.7-hectare parcel in the village of Lavigny.

The Savagnin portion is aged 'sous voile' - meaning under a veil of surface yeast - for three months, giving the wine a nutty edge. The Chardonnay is aged normally (non-oxidatively). The two portions are then blended together and aged for 11 months. The wine is named after François' grandmother.

Thank you to Sebastien Crozatier for the photograph

The Winemaker

François Rousset-Martin is one of the key winemakers who has helped to show the world why the wines of the Jura are so compelling. The son of a microbiologist, he grew up in Burgundy, and it was when visiting the Jura that he fell in love with this lesser-trodden area. He studied wine and got a degree in enology, travelled through France to learn with other winemakers, and eventually returning to the vines of the Jura. Despite having modern winemaking know-how, it was the ancestral techniques that interested him, hence his wines are created in a very hands-off manner. For him, it’s all about showcasing the unique terroirs of the region, and he vinifies painstakingly parcel-by-parcel to do so. He is focused on the Château Chalon appellation, although his wines are labelled as Côtes du Jura, as he is primarily focused on creating wines in a non-oxidative style (to have the Château Chalon designation they must be made oxidatively). His efforts enable us to explore this wonderful part of the world, and to experience first-hand why it is capturing the hearts of so many wine lovers around the world. 

Thank you to Sebastien Crozatier for the photograph

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