2018 Domaine des Cavarodes Vin de Pays Franche Comté Blanc
Etienne Thiebaud commenced making his own wine at Domaine des Cavarodes in the northern part of the Jura in 2007. He makes wines of amazing purity which reflect the terroir of Arbois.
He only has 4.5 hectares of vines (ranging in age from 15 to 115 years old) which he farms organically but produces many cuvees from these small holdings. The wines are made as naturally as possible.
This particular cuvée comes from across the Loue River and so is outside of the Arbois appellation, outside of every Jura appellation actually. It's 100% Chardonnay with a small proportion of ancient Jura varieties like Savagnin Rose and Sauvignonasse. It is complex, it lingers in the mouth for a long time, it has gorgeous minerality, it is savoury and it is powerful!