Staff Pick

Côtes du Jura, Savagnin Ouillé, Didier Grappe - 2014

Item # 35802 750mL
$28.96/ Single Bottle
$347.52 $312.77/ Case of 12
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This item is being featured in a tasting on: 04/12/2017

Tasting Notes

An unusual, non-oxidative style of Savagnin from the Jura region. Ouillé means filled up, in this case referring to the barrel being topped thus protecting the wine from oxygen and the formation of flor. Traditionally, Jura wines are fermented under a thin layer of yeast, like sherry, and given plenty of exposure to oxygen and the characteristic nutty flavor. Didier Grappe's Ouillé is crisp and dry with intense acidity and citrus fruit aromas. A delicious Savagnin for raw seafood and poultry.


Staff Pick Notes

Have you heard of the wines of Jura? But never knew where to start? Start here. Savagnin is the grape here and its the grape that is used for all the weird and funky oxidative wines that have made Jura famous( or notorious). But here that grape is showcased in a much more straight forward way. The word Ouillé means filled to the top which is not the regular way wines are made from this grape here. The space in the barrel allows a yeasty flim to form on the top of which give rise to the oxidative sherry like style of the vin Juene. Here the winemakers has filled the wine to the top letting the wine age in a "normal". The result is wonder, crisp and clean with wonderful zesty lemon notes but is not like anything else I have tried recently.

- JGM

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Jura

A petite and relatively obscure wine region in eastern France, between Burgundy and the Swiss border. Its geographical isolation has helped it to remain a rare bastion of traditional winemaking techniques, and today it produces some of the most distinctive wines in the world. Reds from the Jura are often light-bodied, earthy, berried, and reminiscent of the village wines of Burgundy (though here...

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