Des Nouvelles - 2019 - Jean Baptiste Menigoz - Magnum
Les Bottes Rouges
A nose of pear, peat, and candied lemon, with subtle oxidative notes... The palate is both luscious and structured, with great volume and a long, mineral finish topped off by a hint of salt. One of our great favourites, this is a wine you’ll want to talk about...
- 150 cl
- Original features
- Degree of alcohol
- 13.5 %
- To drink from
- 2022 to 2027
The second vintage of this cuvée which was first produced in 2015. 100% Chardonnay, from old vines planted in the 1950s and 1990s, on two parcels of limestone scree over Triassic clay, at a vineyard site known as Les Nouvelles. Harvesting is done by hand, and vinification is done without additives. Whole bunches of grapes are direct pressed, followed by fermentation and maturation for 16 months in 400-litre barrels that have seen several wines. Neither fined nor filtered, and just a microdose of sulphur (one gram/hectolitre) at bottling.
Jean-Baptiste Ménigoz of Domaine des Bottes Rouges didn’t begin his career as a vigneron but rather as a schoolteacher. However, whenever the bell rang, he’d spend all his free time working in vineyards. This continued for nearly ten years, until the day he was taken on for an apprenticeship at the historic Jura estate of Stéphane Tissot. From that point on, he was determined to spend his...All wines
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