DOMAINE LABET COTES DU JURA “SOUS VOILE” 2018

£51.95

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Description

Sous Voile is a style of wines where the barrels not topped up as evaportaion naturally occurs and so they become lightly and deliberately oxidised, though the wine is saved from spoilage by the formation of a film of yeast known as ‘flor’ on top of the wine. This is the style of wine that Jura is most famous for with the infamous Vin Jaune being of this style. This wine could be seen as a mini Vin Jaune with it not undergoing such lengthy aging under flor.

Located in Rotalier in the Sud-Revermont, in the late 1970s Alain Labet was probably the first vigneron in the Jura to make and bottle wines from individual terroirs separately. And in the 1990s when he started making topped-up whites, there were only one or two winemakers making wines this way elsewhere in the Jura (Pierre Overnoy in Arbois being foremost).

The tradition in Rotalier and the rest of the Sud-Revermont was to age wine under flor, but Alain found that oxidative ageing of chardonnay masked the subtle terroir nuances present after fermentation and decided to top-up his barrels regularly, thus preventing the formation of ‘voile’ (layer of yeast forming on the surface of a wine when left in contact with oxygen) which tends to dominate the aromatic profile. His wines became much more precise as a result and showed an ability to express the subtlest variations in exposition and soil composition, revealing in the process one of France’s finest terroirs.

 

These wines are one bottle per customer to ensure they are spread out as much as possible & shared by as many as possible. 

One Labet wine (including all cuvees) per customer. 

If more than one is purchased, we will cancel & refund the whole order as we will not know which one is your preference. 

You will then need to re-order the cuvee of your choice. 

 

Thanks for your understanding.