Champ Divin - 2020 Soleil Blanc Savagnin

2020 Soleil Blanc Savagnin

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. This is 100% Savagnin topped up from a single vineyard called Les Molattes on the famous Jurassic Grey Marl. Quite a rich and giving Savagnin here but with no shortage of salinity and acidity cleaning it all up. Hay, meadowsweet and Meyer lemon. Manchego, struck match reduction that promises rewards after being open for a few days. Nice creamy palate and really enjoyable to drink. True artisans of the land.