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2018 Lulu Vigneron Savagnin

Jura, France

Pristine, organic Jura Savignin, floral and honeyed.

$85.00

About
A quixotic and mostly compelling savagnin. Lots of complexity, no doubt.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Intensely aromatic and delicately skinsy, the Lulu Savagnin is a fresh, luminous Jura white.

The power of Jura is present, but it is the spicy, honeyed, floral complexity of the wine that stands out. Clean as a well-polished whistle too.

Ludwig Bindernagel (Lulu is his nickname) has transformed Les Chais du Vieux Bourg into a fully organic operation, and the results are looking positive to say the least.

About Lulu Vigneron

Ludwig Bindernagel studied viticulture remotely while working as an architect in Paris, and fell in love with Burgundy. He had initially hoped to purchase land there, however due to financial constraints, he, along with partner Natalie Eigenschenck, found that the Jura was the better bet. This led to the purchase of Les Chais du Vieux Bourg (now Lulu Vigneron) in 2000. Their first vintage came shortly after in 2002.

The original vineyard is about 2.5 hectares in Arlay, in the centre of the Jura, and Ludwig has since expanded the estate to include vineyards in Poligny, l’Etoile and the legendary Château-Chalon. Their vineyards are all organic and they do not use any insecticides, chemical fertilisers or machinery. They are currently going through biodynamic conversion for all vineyards and hope to achieve certification by the 2019 vintage.

 

Winemaker Ludwig Bindernagel
Winemaker Ludwig Bindernagel
Jura, France
Additional Info

From The Importer

100% savagnin grown on marl and calcareous soils in Poligny, part of the Côtes du Jura AOC. 8 hours of maceration at the beginning of a slow barrel fermentation. Left untopped for the majority of its 26 months in barrel. A textured rich savagnin.

Blend : Savagnin (100%)
ABV : 14.7%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2031
Bottle Size : 750ml

Stunning vineyards of the Jura
Stunning vineyards of the Jura
Jura, France
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

90Points
The Wine Front

"This is a fuller flavoured, softer and richer savagnin, at more or less typical alcohol levels but feels potent and brooding, even as a white wine. Poached and fresh apples, chicken broth, hazelnut and mushroom/truffle complexity in both bouquet and palate. A breathiness, warmth perhaps too. Generous, mouth-filling, a core of tart, saline-minerally acidity in play too, but geez it is plush around that. A quixotic and mostly compelling savagnin. Lots of complexity, no doubt." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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