Pignier Cotes du Jura Chardonnay Percenette

Country: 
France
Region: 
Jura
Item code: 
FPN021
Vintage: 
2015
Bottle sizes: 
750 ML
Appellation: 
Cotes Du Jura
Wine type: 
White
Biodynamic: 
Certified
Pignier
Varietals: 
Chardonnay
The vines are located in the Val de Sorne gorge on Montaigu's southern slope.
South/southeast-facing
Clay-limestone soils from the Rhaetian stage
Vineyards are farmed using biodynamic methods and the estate is Demeter certified. Because Pignier is the only grower in the village of Montaigu, they do not have to worry about the influences (such as chemical treatments) of neighboring domaines. All grapes are hand harvested.
De-stemmed and vinified in a combination of larger wood tanks and stainless using natural yeasts. This wine is made with the ouille method (non-oxidative, not sous voile)
Aged 12 months in barriques, 5-10% of which are new.
89
The 2015 Côtes du Jura Chardonnay À la Percenette from limestone marl and schist soils felt more mainstream, with aromas and flavors derived from the fermentation and aging in barriques. This was raised with lees and bâttonage, from a riper and warmer year. There was a whiff of volatility here and also some oak flavors in the palate.
Field Publication Computed: 
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Field Rating Computed: 
89\nThe 2015 Côtes du Jura Chardonnay À la Percenette from limestone marl and schist soils felt more mainstream, with aromas and flavors derived from the fermentation and aging in barriques. This was raised with lees and bâttonage, from a riper and warmer year. There was a whiff of volatility here and also some oak flavors in the palate.\n