Lulu Vigneron - 2010 Vin Jaune

Wow wow wow wow. A very special, very rare vin jaune by Ludwig 'Lulu' Bindernagel and Nathalie Eigenschenck in the Jura. Driven by the motto 'wine is made in the vineyard', Ludwig farms his vines organically, without insecticides, chemical fertilisers or machinery (they're also in the process of gaining biodynamic certification). The marly, calcareous soil is super unique; rich in fossilised oysters. Everything is done by hand, and fermentations take place at really low temperatures, lengthening the process for up to two years (!) to create insane complexity. Total production never exceeds 1,500 bottles per vintage.  

Hailing from Savignan in Arlay, this spectacular vin jaune spent 7.5 years under flor (sous voile). We don't need to say anything other than it's a timeless wine that feels both vaguely nostalgic and very contemporary. Only a few bottles came to Australia ... you know what to do.

 

Varietal Savagnin || Region Jura, France || ABV 13.5% || Vol 620ml