Jean-François Ganevat - 2019 Les Chonchons
Jean-François Ganevat ... A name that needs no introduction. Jura icon and one of the region’s top producers, Ganevat comes from a fruitful line of vignerons dating back to 1650. He and his wife Anne produce extraordinary single-parcel micro cuvées with fruit from their small biodynamic vineyard (as well as from their vigneron friends around the region). In the cellar, Ganevat gives each cuvée highly individualised élévage, and gravitates toward the Burgundian style of using ouillage to top up barrels. Long story short, he is a magician. Ganevat's grapes are spun into gold.
Les Chonchons is Pinot from old vines planted in marly soils, open fermented in whole bunches with natural yeasts and then aged in seasoned large barrels for a year. No additions. This is a celestial wine that soars above the clouds with buoyant red berry notes, spice and cherry. It lingers long in your mouth, willing itself not to disappear.
Variety Pinot Noir || Region Jura, France || ABV 12% || Vol 750ml