About The Wine
While not estate grown, the fruit for this wine comes from friends who share his same philosophy of organic and biodynamic farming.
The clone of Chardonnay for this wine is called Chardonnay Muscate, and like the name suggests it creates a much more perfumed wine that one would expect from the variety. Highly perfumed and aromatic, this wine is one which is certain to broaden the horizon of even the most experienced Chardonnay drinker.
Don’t go into it thinking that this is what we in Australia call a Jurassic Chardonnay, the barrels are kept topped thus ensuring freshness and pure varietal aromatics.
About Jean-Francois Ganevat
With deep roots in the region, it’s almost a slight surprise to discover that that the Ganevat family were equal parts grape growers and cattle farmers until the mid-1970’s when family’s attention turned full time to winemaking.
And really, it was only in 1998 when he returned to the family estate that the legend began to grow. Over the last 20+ years however he has become an icon and rockstar of the wine world, leading a wave of new-age winemaking, and created such an insane demand for the wines of the Jura.
Farming biodynamically across his 13ha of vines, Jean-Francois also sources fruit from friends and growers across the country for his Vin de France wines. While he releases over 30 different wines each year, the quantities are minute, which makes the tiny annual allocation to Australia one of the most fought over by retailers and restauranteurs alike.