Savagnin 'Chalasses Marnes Bleues', Jean-Francois Ganevat, Jura, France 2014

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Savagnin 'Chalasses Marnes Bleues', Jean-Francois Ganevat, Jura, France 2014

56.00

As with all of Ganevat's wines, allocations were minuscule and, once again, we were asked to take our allocation of the 'Chalasses Marnes Bleues' without tasting it beforehand. If this were to happen with almost any other producer, we would get on our high horse in a state of high dudgeon and highlight the highly irregular nature of this hijack and hightail it out of town, but we didn't. We asked for as much as we could have. Because it's Ganevat. But it means we can't tell you what it tastes like. Nor are there any reviews for the 2014 vintage yet, so here is a review of the previous vintage in case it's useful:

The Wine Advocate (2013 vintage): "The most reputed soil to grow Savagnin in Jura is the blue marl and that's what you find in the Les Chalasses vineyard, whose Savagnin Vert vines (a particular strain of Savagnin) were planted in 1933 and are the source for my favourite ouillés Savagnin chez Ganevat: the 2013 Les Chalasses Marnes Bleues and the special Les Vignes de Mon Père. As most of his wines, it's sold as a Côtes du Jura and follows the same élevage as most withes - two years in used demi-muid. There are notes of beeswax and pollen, mineral and hints of white flowers; it is subtle, complex and elegant, hinting at terrific balance. The nose kept changing in the glass and revealing new nuances every few minutes. The balance, intensity and purity is mind-boggling, sharp, pure, straight, linear, clean and extremely long. This has to be one of the greatest Savagnin in the world. I'd love to see this wine in a few years, as I guess it's going to be even better." 96 points

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