DOMAINE LABET LES VARRONS CHARDONNAY 2012

£58.95

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Description

The Labet’s Varrons is made from an ancient massal selection (including some melon à queue rouge) planted in 1932 and 1940 in decalcified, ochre-coloured clay over Bajocien limestone on a mid-slope facing east. The wine was given an extended élevage in old demi-muids. It has a very fine reduction on the nose, a mineral vibration on the attack, pithy, pingy citrus fruits on the palate, and the finish is sustained and intensifies.

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.