Vintage: 2015
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: France
Region: Jura
Appellation: Cotes Du Jura
Wine type: White
Varietals: Chardonnay
Biodynamic: Certified
Vineyard: The vines are located in the Val de Sorne gorge on Montaigu's southern slope.
Orientation: South/southeast-facing
Soil: Clay-limestone soils from the Rhaetian stage
Viticulture: 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.
Vinification: 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)
Aging: Aged 12 months in barriques, 5-10% of which are new.
Publication: Wine advocate
Rating: 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.