Savagnin is the indigenous grape variety of the Jura. Derived from the ancient Traminer, it gives a floral, aromatic wine with fine freshness and acidity. Less broad on the palate than chardonnay but with an intriguing, nutty character and a lovely, saline quality.
Florent picks his Burgundy and Jura vineyards consecutively. His Burgundy wines are rich yet fresh, the Jura wines are crisper and leaner with less alcohol and higher acidity and are rapidly gaining a fine reputation for their freshness and minerality.
This Savagnin shows superb freshness yet with great richness and length followed with lovely orchard fruit aromas. A real treat.