Jean-François Ganevat represents the 14th generation of vignerons of his family in Rotalier, in the south of Jura. After years working as the cellar master of Jean-Marc Morey in Chassagne-Montrachet, he took over his family’s estate in 1998. Ganevat converted the estate to organic viticulture the same year, and then to biodynamics in 2006. Jean-François practices single-parcel selection, that is to say, one soil type, one grape variety = one cuvée. As a result, the estate produces 45 different cuvées every year – and don’t worry, it’s all good, or rather... extraordinary. He is THE master of natural wine vinification, the benchmark for an entire generation of young vignerons. The estate is only 8.5 hectares and the yields are low. Fortunately, Jean François and his sister Anne also set up a wine trading company. They buy grapes cultivated by vigneron friends who respect their vision of wine. Beautiful grape varieties, vinified with foot treading, long carbonic maceration in truncated vats, indigenous yeasts and no sulphur added...
A very lovely expression of this grape variety, with notes of red fruit and minerals... Palate: this is fine wine, all freshness and fruit, extremely enjoyable and eminently luscious.
A cuvée with precise oxidative notes of Mirabelle plum, walnut, hazelnut, gingerbread, rose, and a hint of citrus fruits... Magnifique! The palate is round, sapid, rich, and very fragrant, with majestic length.
A splendid bottle of wine, with a complex nose boasting notes of candied white fruits, honey, and hints of flowers... The palate is dense, with tension, precision, balance, beautiful volume, and a long finish.