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Chardonnay Sous Voile Chevassu 2016

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One Line Description Chardonnay Sous Voile Chevassu, delicious, complex, layered and unusual Chardonnay from the Jura
Production Method Natural, Organic
Country France French
Region Jura, France
Producer Chevassu
Vintage 2016
Wine Type Dry White Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grape Blend 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol 13%
Maturation in barrels 'sous voile' under some flor yeast
Ageing Potential 5 years to show at its best
Natural Features Oxidative Notes
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Chardonnay Sous Voile Chevassu, delicious, complex, layered and unusual Chardonnay from the Jura. Chardonnay Sous Voile has a delicious taste of honeysuckle and cream and a richer toffee pudding note. The palate cuts through with a a lovely vein of acidity, bringing lemons and melons. There is a saltiness to this wine, not dissimilar to the Savagnin of Vin Jaune fame but here it is softer, which comes from its time ageing under a layer of flor yeast. A fascinating wine for both those who think they know Chardonnay, but also a great shout for sherry drinkers who want a table wine with some character. It cries out for some sharp and creamy Jura cheese.


Marie-Pierre is a young vigneronne whose wines are definitely old style. At just 50 hectares Chateau Chalon is home to the extraordinary Vin Jaune (“Yellow wine”), made from the Savagnin varietal, aged in small oak barrels for a minimum of 6 years and 3 months under a thick layer of flor yeast. This aging method, similar to that used for fino sherry in Spain, but in France specific to the Jura, allows the wine to acquire its distinct flavours, characteristic of walnut, almond, spice and apple, before release. Marie-Pierre makes a Chardonnay which is influenced by this method, which has all the richness and body you'd expect from a Chardonnay, but with that extra dimension of salinity and nuttiness. The vineyards are worked organically and only natural methods are used in the winery. The Poulsard, a local grape variety is also fascinating - crunchy, light, juicy and a bit funky.

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2Reviews For Chardonnay Sous Voile Chevassu 2016

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    Emilie07/08/2017

    A fantastic, unusual wine from the undervalued region of the Jura

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    David W29/05/2016

    Lovely full bodied Chardonnay with creamy hints and that interesting, sherry-like note that I really enjoyed!

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