Domaine des Ronces Chalasse (750ml)
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Domaine des Ronces is small family run winery in the southern part of the Jura region in France. It was was established in the municipality of Orbagna 1950 by Georges Mazier. In 1986 Michel Mazier took over the estate and today manages the 6 hectare property. In 2010 they converted the vineyards to organic practices and were certified biodynamic in 2014. In 2016 the third generation, Kevin Mazier, came on board. They grow the typical Jura white and red varietals.
Brilliant gold in glass. Aromas range from light smoky notes (peat and gunpowder) to la frangipane, baked apple and brown butter. The palate is lithe and energetic with concentrated fruit and those same flinty, citrus, baked apple and caramel notes, a little nutty and savory too. At one fresh and fleshy in the mouth. Chalk, citrus pith and spice persist on the finish. This is a a balanced wine, showing some maturity and maintaining freshness. It should develop over the next ten years, but can easily be enjoyed now. Sip this with Compté cheese, tuna tartar or fish in brown butter sauce.
This is a blend of 70% Chardonnay and 30 % Savagnin (ouillé). The ouillé style is made with topping up the barrels so the wine is not made in an oxidative style and exposed to air (though the oxidative style is traditional to this region and how the famous Vin Jaune from Jura is made). The grapes grow on sedimentary blue rock. The wine is aged for 12 months in 600 liter barrels.