2017 Domaine Pignier Cotes du Jura Sauvageon

Jura, France

Profound Savagnin from a great Jura producer, with an exotic richness and a smooth finish.


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About The Wine

Sauvageon is the old name for Savagnin in the local patois, and at Domaine Pignier, a vigneron family for centuries, tradition matters.

Powerful white here, a burnished gold colour leading through to a full aromatic array of tropical fruit flavours, and a palate of depth and length.

All biodynamically-grown estate fruit, and no sulphur additions, but also no hint of any natty wildness.

About Domaine Pignier

Seven generations of Pigniers have tended vineyards in the village of Montaigu located within the pastoral beauty of the Jura region, spanning a couple of centuries. The rest of world may have progressed astonishingly over that time but Domaine Pignier, like Jura itself perhaps, seems to have aged not a day.

Three siblings, Marie-Florence, Antoine and Jean-Etienne are the current custodians, and when they took over in the late 1990s, they committed to a holistic, organic approach, working the vineyards biodynamically since 2000, and achieving Demeter certification in 2003.

Their thirteen hectares of vines speading down the valleys from Montaigu are planted to Trousseau and a little Ploussard for reds, and Chardonnay and Savagnin for whites. All are labelled under the Cotes du Jura AoC.

The vineyards of Domaine Pignier
The vineyards of Domaine Pignier
Jura, France
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From The Producer

Pale gold in colour, with a refined yet powerful nose of exotic fruits, redolent with all of Savagnin's great aromatic richness. Lively but smooth in the mouth.

The bunches are pressed slowly before the juice is fed into egg-shaped vats without any added sulphur confer upon this wine the power and aromatic richness of Savagnin. The wine will then age in the same vat for 16 months. No addition of yeast, sugar, or any other oenological products.

The wine is bottled following the lunar calendar on a "flower" day, and stoppered with natural fire-branded corks.

Blend : Savagnin (100%)
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Hand harvesting at Domaine Pignier
Hand harvesting at Domaine Pignier
Jura, France
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Critic Reviews

DDS review

Biodynamic, zero sulphur, matured in egg-shaped vats... this has all the elements of a hip natural wine but it is in fact a ballsy, powerhouse white, with a helping of minerality and acid drive on the finish to bring it all into balance. - DD Wine Crew


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