Domaine Jean Marie Berrux Le Petit Tetu 2016
Jean-Marie Berrux started work as a winemaker in Arbois (Jura) and Savoie before moving to Beaune (Burgundy) for wine school. After that he moved to Saint-Romain (also in Burgundy) where he remained for the better half of a decade. There aren't too many organic producers in Burgundy, and this particular wine is sourced from 1.5 hectares of top quality AOC Burgundy Chardonnay right in between the ultra famous villages of Meursault and Puligny Montrachet.
Le Petit Tetu translates to ''The Little Stubborn Guy" and Berrux is a fastidious winemaker. This wine is biodynamic, using only natural yeasts, no preservatives, and long ageing on fine lees in quality oak barrels. This is an exciting, pure, natural white Burgundy -- a rare find.
This is a blend of three different vineyard plots on the highly appreciated AOC Bourgogne land in between Puligny Montrachet and Meursault. Winemakers go to great lengths to find fruit from this sector to add weight and depth to their regional blends. Jean-Marie makes a hand-sewn natural wine from his 1.5 ha. The aromatics are surprisingly full-on, and laid over a striking mineral saltiness and fine acidity. Unfined, unfiltered, zero entrant natural wine, fermented and aged 12 months in old Barrels. This wine fights above its weight with the best of Meursault. - Importer Note