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Autrement Jacques Maillet Blanc 2015

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One Line Description Autrement Jacques Maillet Blanc 2015 Biodynamic White Wine France
Production Method Natural, Organic, Biodynamic
Country France French
Region Savoie, France
Producer Jacques Maillet
Vintage 2015
Wine Type Dry White Wine
Wine Style Light bodied
Grape Blend Jacquere
Alcohol 11.5% abv
Terroir Molasse soils (marine sediments agglomerated) and limestone screes
Total Sulphur Level Below 50mg/l
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles
Ageing Potential 10 years
Production Detail Biodynamic. The fermentation and the aging are done in vats without any added yeasts. The wines is not fined or filtrated before bottling and only a very low proportion of sulphites can be added, only if needed, when bottling.
Special Features Low Sulphite (Sulphur), Vegan
Decanter Specialist Organic Wine Retailer 2017 Winner
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Autrement Jacques Maillet Blanc 2015, Jacquere, profound, natural Savoie white wine. An excellent example of Jacquere from Jacques Maillet which, tasted blind, could almost be a Pouilly Fume. Dry, yet fruity and full of tension and electricity like his reds.



Jacques Maillet is nearing retirement and with no immediate successor, it looks possible that the wines may be lost and this would be a tragedy. The vineyards of Domaine Jacques Maillet are planted on the hillsides of two lieu-dits overhanging the Rhône river: Les Vignes du Seigneur and Le Cellier des Pauvres. The soil is composed of molasse (marine sediments) and limestone screes which produces great acidity in the wines. The vines are South West facing exposed to the sun and planted at an altitude between 250 and 380 metres above sea level. The vines are very old with an average of 47 years and some vines of Mondeuse streching back over 100 years. This is a mythical winery, totally biodynamic in approach and headlong in the pursuit of quality. The wines above all are electifying in their precision and intensity. They age beautifully as our few bottles of 2011 Gamay are showing well. In youth, they bring zip and ife to the mouth and make you want to drink, drink and drink some more!

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