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Jacquère for the Balmy Weather

A wine filled with distinctive alpine characters from the slopes of Savoie near Switzerland, this crisp, mineral-laced white made from 100% Jacquère (that is almost grown exclusively in this area) still retained a light lemon-yellow core colour albeit its age (vintage 2013) with aromas of lime, green pears, lemon peel, green starfruit, golden kiwi and a touch of light honey mixed with a fleck of flint. Tart, green apples & pears, ripe starfruit, slightly under-ripe pineapples and herbaceous tone fleshed out on the palate with a really zingy and taut finish that made this wine felt somewhat young, partly contributed by its high level of acid. The green characters of the Jacquère grape variety truly shone here for this bottle but we have also seen some variations across multiple cases in the past where some oxidative tones have set in, some bottles more than others. Monsieur Maillet will be thrilled to know that wines he made (before his retirement) without any intervention and zero sulphur are still very much alive and kicking! A wine that is best served chilled in a universal or Bordeaux glass, preferably with dozens of plump & creamy Bélon or Guillardeau oysters, salt-baked Sri Lankan crabs, grilled fresh Pacific sardines and perhaps cubes of fresh goat's cheese spread on lightly buttered sourdough toast.

Drinking amazingly well and man, what a thirst-quencher on such a balmy Saturday! Fancy trying one? Click here!


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