Eric Thill AOP Cotes du Jura Chardonnay Les Grandes Vignes 2016
'Eric and Bérengère Thill make wines from their small holdings in the south of the Jura some 45 kilometres south of Arbois. Here they grow the traditional Jura grape varieties including 3.25 hectares of chardonnay, 1 hectare of Savagnin, .35 hectares of Pinot Noir and .7 hectares of Poulsard. They were certified organic by Ecocert in 2015.
Eric was originally from Alsace and prefers to work with single grape varieties. They live in the village of Trenal which is very close to the commune of Gevingey where their vines are planted close to the forests which provide diversity.
This lovely white wine is made entirely from Chardonnay grapes picked from two different parts of the Les Grandes Vignes vineyard where Eric and Bérengère have 1 hectare of Chardonnay.
The wine was fermented naturally and then left to mature in a stainless steel tank for 18 months.
This a very clean, topped-up Chardonnay that displays minerality and salinity with a long, long finish. This is a wonderful introduction to Jura whites for those eager to start exploring these wonderful wines.'
- Living Wines