Saint-Savin 2015: un Chardo complexe et typique du Jura, fruité et minéral. En bouche: belle acidité, jus structuré, finale persistante.
Valentin Morel was a government officer in a French prefecture in 2014 when, in rather dramatic fashion, he left his post… and returned home to reconnect with his family’s farming roots. He took over the 6-hectare estate of his father Jean-Luc Morel, who spent more than 30 years passionately working these vines, planted around the village of Poligny in the heart of Jura. It was his readings, including books such as Matthew B. Crawford’s Shop Class as Soulcraft– “an inquiry into the value of work” – which had finally led Valentin to his radical decision. And it was then the writings of Rudolf Steiner that instilled in Morel the desire to work both his body and mind as he took over the estate, by methodically converting it over to biodynamics. Yes, this is a vigneron who asks the right questions, who’s as sensitive as he is thoughtful, and – as we’re reminded by his chosen estate name,Les Pieds sur Terre– a young man who keeps his feet firmly on the ground!
A nose with notes of red fruits and long pepper... On the palate: Trousseau is a grape variety that always gives a lot of pleasure when it is handled well and here Valentin gives us a beautiful interpretation of it, merci! A long, beautiful finish with notes of sweet spices.
Saint-Savin 2016: un Chardo complexe et typique du Jura, fruité et minéral. En bouche: belle acidité, jus structuré, finale persistante.
A complex Chard, fruity and mineral... On the palate: this is structured juice, with lovely acidity, body, and a long finish... Note the presence of gas, and some volatile acidity... Those who aren’t fans of this style of wine should refrain. A perfect pairing for meats in sauce.
Brut rosé: mousse fine, notes de fruits rouges frais et acidulés... En bouche: vineux, fraîcheur, tranchant, désaltérant...
Champ d'Aubert 2015: un vin orange ultra aromatique... En bouche: beaux amers, caractère très tannique, finale persistante. Ne pas hésister à dégazer.
A nose of cherries with vegetal notes and hints of undergrowth... On the palate: a juice with little tannin (as you’d expect from this grape variety), very pure and smooth, with fine acidity. Superb tension, it slides down by itself!