2018 Point Barre Les Gaudrettes
Sicilian olive brine, campfire, sappy, sour red fruit. Chestnut, little bit of umami (fish sauce?) and a flood of strawberry. Ploussard is a challenging grape, for the wild ones. Wines from the Jura have always been on the laundry list of cool natural wine drinkers and makers, however the Bornard estate really transcends the trend and fits more into the annals of superb winemaking and viticultural history. The winery and many of the vineyards are in the small, quiet commune of Pupillin which is close to Arbois near the Swiss border. Though Philippe has retired, his son Tony runs the estate, holding up the legacy. He is meticulous in everything he does, his vision clear, to make some of the best wines in the world. As the years get harder weather wise in the Jura, it will be more and more of a rare occurrence to see wines from the appellation as Tony looks further afield. Snap them up where you see them.
MAX 1 BOTTLE PER CUSTOMER :)