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Jean-François Ganevat

Jean-François Ganevat "Florine" Blanc, Jura, France 2018

Jean-François Ganevat "Florine" Blanc, Jura, France 2018

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FROM KERMIT LYNCH

THE WINE: 

• Whole cluster fermentation à l’ancienne

• No racking of the must

• Full malolactic fermentation

• No sulfur dioxide added during vinification, only a touch at bottling

• Aged 3 years in oak barrels

BLEND Chardonnay
VINE AGE Planted in 1996
SOIL Limestone
VINEYARD AREA 7 ha total

 

THE PRODUCER: In the charming hamlet of La Combe de Rotalier (just south of Lons-le-Saunier), Jean-François Ganevat is making wine with the inspired magic of an alchemist. Jean-François Ganevat—known as Fanfan—is making wine with the inspired magic of an alchemist. His wines occupy the better part of the hamlet, filling picturesque country cottages with barrels and barrels of his diverse, yet traditional creations. He comes from a long line of winegrowers, dating as far back as 1650, although the family supplemented their grape-growing with a dairy that produced milk destined for the local cheese, Comté, until 1976. After working both for his father and for the prestigious Domaine Jean-Marc Morey in Chassagne-Montrachet, Jean-François returned to the Jura in 1998 to take over the family domaine. Today, he is joined by his sister, Anne. With only eight and a half hectares under vine, the family has seventeen different local varieties planted of both red and white grapes—an incredible amount of variation to consider for holdings of such small size. For such a fervent perfectionist and insatiable lover of details as Jean-François, the decision to have the domaine certified as biodynamic was a natural choice.

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