Melon 'La Fauquette' Michel Gahier, Arbois, Jura, France 2013

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Melon 'La Fauquette' Michel Gahier, Arbois, Jura, France 2013

34.00

OK, so you’ve found it, well done. So, here’s the deal. We’ll let you buy 3 bottles on the condition that you don’t tell a soul about it. It’s one of the most spectacular white wines we have ever tasted from the Jura, but our allocation was only twelve bottles, so we’re not telling anybody about it, we’re just leaving it here for the intrepid to find.

Melon à Queue Rouge is a mutant. It’s a grape variety with red stems that is closely related to Chardonnay, but particular to the Jura. This example is aged in oak and as the wine evaporates through the pores of the barrel a thin veil of yeast (voile) forms on the surface of the wine, which protects it from oxidation, but adds a light nutty, salty character to the golden liquid below. The effects of sous voile maturation can be too intense sometimes and overpower the character of the grape, but here it’s just one of the many layers of complexity. It hits you with all the power of a soprano rehearsing in small room, bursting with tangy apricot, nectarine, sourdough, cashews and fired clay, showing all the operatic grandeur of Grand Cru white Burgundy, just in a different flavour paradigm. One of the world’s great white wines, but shhhhhhh! 12.5% alc. Drink now-2023.


Customer comments:

”It's the last wine that made me dance around the room.” - Mr G.S. (on the previous vintage)


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