Michel Gahier Arbois Chardonnay Les Follasses 2018
The grapes for the Les Follasses, which benefit from limestone and clay soils in the vineyard are manually harvested and sorted prior to pressing.
The wine is made in the ‘ouillé’ style where the barrels are topped up during maturation so that the wine does not oxidise in the barrel. No sulphites are added to this wine at any stage.
This is a fresh, lively Chardonnay that is typical of this style of wine from the Jura with just a hint of those oxidative qualities that Jura aficionados just can’t get enough of.
Only 12.5% alcohol and stunning value.
The Les Follasses vineyard is divided into two parts. The top block has the vines running north to south and the bottom block has the vines running east west.