2020 Chanson Chardonnay
Yes! Jura! Fabrice and Valérie Closset-Gaziaux of Champ Divin are careful, precise and methodical people, both of them former engineers, which you can see in their cave and their wines. The new cave was built in 2009, soon after acquiring the vineyards they worked to convert to biodynamics, full of stainless steel vats are housed in the fermentation room and each wine has its own maturation vault housing the barrels for their Pinot, Chardonnay, Savagnin and sous voile wines. Their wines are a window into the cult-ish landscape they are grown on, richly fruited, focused, technical and precise with loads of Jurassic acid backbone carrying all the flavours. 100% Chardonnay in AOC Cotes du Jura on shallow depth limestone clay over limestone/silica bedrock. Manual harvest and gentle press then into stainless steel for wild fermentation. Intense, powerful, classic.