Philippe is 6th generation of his family to make wine in l'Etoile. Their estate covers 15ha / 32 acres.
Exceptional Savagnin from the lieu-dit Chainai, located in Jura's l'Etoile appellation.
On July 31, 1937, l’Étoile became one of the first in France to obtain the AOC due to the quality of the white wines produced there. The name l’Étoile, or “star,” comes from the exquisite, ancient, star-shaped fossils which are found in the soil.
30 year old vines grown in clay limestone and gray marl. 3,300 bottles annually.
"Ouillee" = topped off, meaning this bottling is not done in the traditional oxidized style Jura has become known for.
Expressive and lively. Golden color, nose of hay, bruised apple, chopped herbs and toasted almonds, ripe yellow fruit, chamomile, honeysuckle, no oak influence to be detected, powerful with mild tannins and a long finish
region: Jura, France
style: bold dry white
farming/cellar: certified sustainable, vinified in steel, then matured in oak barrels for 6 months (topped off),