Domaine des Cavarodes AOP Côtes du Jura Chardonnay Lumachelles 2016
'This vineyard is south of Arbois near the village of Poligny where Etienne has Chardonnay, Trousseau and Pinot Noir vines. The village closest to the vineyard is Mouchard, which is just north of Arbois and just south of Cramans. It is made from Chardonnay and was regularly topped up to prevent excessive oxidation (the French use the term ouille, to describe this topping up process). A large foudre was used for both fermentation and maturation on the lees. The resulting wine was bottled without the addition of any sulphites to retain the freshness and typicity.
The wine exhibits a strong mineral quality suggesting good biodynamic practices in the vineyard with a distinct lemon peel vibe on the palate.'
- Living Wines