2018 Michel Gahier Lou Blanc Chardonnay
Michel Gahier is based in Montigny-les-Arsures where his family have lived since 1525. It's often considered the best village in Jura for Trousseau and it also has the added bonus of housing the legendary Pope of the Jura. The now retired Jacques Puffeney lives next door to Gahier and his influence can be seen in the purity and detail of the wines, all of which are made from single parcels, all from organic fruit.
The grapes for the new Lou Blanc cuvée, which benefit from limestone and clay soils in the vineyard are manually harvested and sorted prior to pressing.
The wine is made in the ‘ouillé’ style where the barrels are topped up during maturation so that the wine does not oxidise in the barrel. This winemaking approach ensures that the resultant wine is fresh and lively with the typical Jura taste of topped-up Chardonnay.