Meme Marie Chardonnay Savagnin, Francois Rousset-Martin 2018

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chardonnay, savagnin

Tasting Notes

Named for his grandmother and produced from 85% Chardonnay and 15% Savagnin sous voile adding just the right amount of splash of exoticism, it's hard to believe this is aged solely in stainless steel. It's really quite Burgundian in style, with a good dose of nuttiness too, nailing the balance between savoury and toothsome good structure and more delicate floral notes. A food wine for sure, it’s super intense and long, with hints of melon and biscuits, toffee and pineapple, peach pit, griddled walnuts, honeycomb and appetising salty streak too. No hurry to drink this, but gosh, it’s pretty tempting!

More Info

Born in the Jura but growing up in Burgundy, Francois Rousset-Martin's wines certainly carry the stamp of Burgundy on them, whilst being distinct wines too. He believes the topped up, or 'ouillé' style is key to expressing terroir, along with single vineyard vinification and minimal intervention winemaking. It's this reason that all of his wines are labelled as Cotes de Jura as, despite being based in the heart of Chateau Chalon, only wines produced in the sous voile style can be labelled as such. 2018 is the first year he has chosen to go it fully alone, having worked closely with the local co-op for the previous 6 years. Production is unhurried, with long ageing sue lie, minimal SO2 at bottling, and in the vineyard, organic farming and scrupulous yield restriction too. There’s definitely something in the wines that may remind you of Labet or even Ganevat – really complex, but with excellent precision and clarity too. 

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