The Jura region of eastern France is fast becoming one of the country's most exciting winemaking areas. It is here, in the commune of Grozon, that the domaine was established in 1932 by Désiré Petit who planted just under 1.5 hectares of vines on the Côte de Feule. Since then, the vineyard area has increased significantly to 27 hectares and the domaine is run by the third generation of the Petit family: Damien and Anne-Laure. As well as making an outstanding example of the unique local Vin Jaune from the Savagnin grape, the domaine's other exciting white wines see different levels of oxidative ageing to ensure they offer something to suit your mood, whetever it might be. A bright and vibrant red Trousseau and a rich, floral Crémant du Jura round out the range.
Made in a traditional fashion, the wine completed its fermentation in 600L oak barrels and underwent regular bâtonnage (stirring of the lees) through its first 2-3 months, and then each week until bottling. Regularly topped up to prevent oxidation and aged for 18 months in a closed demi-muid - this is unusual for Savagnin in the Jura.
Slightly feral and edgy, full but not oxidised, this is lively as hell and a fascinating insight to Jura Savagnin. With aromas of citrus oils and subtle notes from the wood it has matured in, this has minerality and a marked hazelnut character. Long and elegant, with a very slight hint of aniseed on the finish. A wine that highlights that fact that Jura is a backwater well worth exploring, where time is not a constant and where danger is part of the fun you can have.
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Name Domaine Desire Petit, Savagnin ‘L’Essen’Ciel’, Arbois-Pupillin Country France Region Jura ABV% 13% Vintage 2017 Grape Variety 100% Savignin Blanc Size 750ml Dietary Information Suitable for Vegetarians, Suitable for Vegans, Sustainable