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2020 Les Dolomies Les Combes Chardonnay

Jura, France

Lean and minerally Chardonnay with racy acidity from a natural producer in France's Jura.

$90.00

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About The Wine

This electric Chardonnay from the Les Dolomies domaine comes from 75-year-old vines on the ancient red marl soils of the Jura.

Winemaker Celine Gormally does a fantastic job of expressing the minerally, steely terroir that the region is famous for, employing a gentle, hands-off approach in both the vineyard and the cellar. The wine undergoes a spontaneous fermentation in old inert oak vessels, with extended lees contact without batonnage.

Unfiltered and unfined, with a small dose of sulphur added prior to bottling.

About Les Dolomies

Husband and wife winemaking team Celine and Steve Gormally created the Les Dolomies domaine in 2008, growing from an initial estate of just one plot of vines in France's Jura region. Today they are fully certified as organic, and employ biodynamic practices across all of their four hectares of vineyards in the villages of Passenans and Frontenay.

Celine crafts wine from the traditional grapes of the Jura—Savagnin, Trousseau, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir—working in the region's modern 'ouille' style, avoiding oxidation in her wines.

Employing natural, lo-fi techniques, the Les Dolomies wines are fermented with wild yeasts, are bottled unfiltered and unfined, and see no additions aside from a tiny dose of sulphites before bottling.

Celine Gormally
Celine Gormally
Winemaker and grape-grower at Les Dolomies.
Additional Info

From The Producer

Comes from cold and wet red marl. The vines are 70+ years old, originally purchased with the help of the Terre de Liens association, and now produce more than very low yields, around 15hl/ha! The vineyard is situated in a very open small bowl just below the town of Passenans and faces west. Sits on its fine lees in old Mersault barrels without batonnage.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Celine Gormally
Winemaker Celine Gormally
Among the vines near Passenans, Jura.
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