Anne & Jean-Francois Ganevat Poulprix 2018
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Domaine Jean-François Ganevat Poulprix is 80% Gamay grapes from 40-year-old vines and 20% Indigenous Jura varieties. Whole cluster fermentation, aged in Burgundian barrels for one year before bottling.
Jean-François creates an incredible number of cuvées, ranging between thirty-five and forty per year! His methodology goes far beyond the details of the average vigneron. For some, his process would be maddening, as each cuvée calls for a highly individualised élévage. Jean-François is committed to minute doses of sulphur, so low in fact, that many fear it hurting the wines during transport. He curbs this issue entirely by ageing many of his whites on the lees for extended periods of time, anywhere from two to eleven years! In all of his years making wine, he has never had a problem. In the Jura, many of the wines go through traditional, intentional oxidation; however, Jean-François aims to lend a greater lightness and elegance to wines of this style than are typical. He gravitates toward the Burgundian style, using ouillage to top off barrels. Jean-François Ganevat is a master of his craft, one of the true magicians of the eclectic. To say that his grapes are spun into gold would not be far from the truth; they are entirely otherworldly.
Deep bright and effusive aromas. Red and dark fruits on the nose. Slightly barnyard notes on opening. Hints of strawberry on the palate alongside woody notes.