Hughes Beguet - 2020 'Oh Yeah' Savagnin

2020 'Oh Yeah' Savagnin

Savagnin, Chardonnay
Jura, France

Winemaker Patrice Béguet, originally from the Jura, left home for a jaunt as an IT consultant in Paris. As is the case, city life never quite stuck, and the call back to home led him and his wife Caroline Hughes back to the Jura. They purchased heritage vineyards on great terroir, and set up a small winery under their house in Mesnay. They own 4.5 hectares of vineyard in the AOC Arbois appellation at over 300metres above sea level, including one of the most coveted slopes of Arbois. Coveted in the Jura is a big deal in the natural wine game! The pair make unbelievably exciting wines, each one full of twists and turns. This is lovely, rich, topped up wine made from 80% Savagnin and 20% Chardonnay. Generally 40 year old vines from various vineyards in Mesnay. 20% of direct press juice is fermented in cuve and futes, the rest in stainless steel with long fermentation of 6 months and élevage 7 months in futs. Full of flowers, orchard fruits, drizzled with honey and ginger. It’s a wild one, with lots of length. Yum.