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Why do we love this wine?

Every now and then a curve-ball gets thrown at Vinomofo, and we’re ready, waiting to catch it. Château-Chalon Vin Jaune AOC - is definitely one to look out for. It starts out in left-field. And stays out there! To begin, it’s made with the savagnin grape in Jura ,which hugs both sides of the French / Swiss border. So a region in two different countries is interesting. But that’s only the start. Once fermentation in barrel is complete, it stays in barrel, untouched, for a minimum of six years and three months. That’s nearly one whole dog year. Over that time, two important things happen. Wine evapourates down to 620ml for every litre made (hence the bottle size) creating concentration of flavour. And secondly, a thin film of yeast develops on top of the wine in barrel (a bit like sherry), imparting nutty, mushroomy nuances. There’s no lees stirring or barrel turning. The wine barrels remain untouched for all of that time.

Profile

Mushroom
Spice
Walnut
Full-bodied
Grippy
Powerful

The nose is all grilled almonds, cracked walnuts and salty pistachio coming in and out of focus, with underlying mulch and mushroom. Earthy. Intriguing. Beguiling. It’s something that holds your attention as you attempt to unravel its history - and mystery. It’s dry sliding down, with dried fruit / scroggin / trail mix, Christmas honey biscuits and Indian spices. Wow. It’s hard to believe what’s going on here. There really is only one way to get your head around this and that’s to try it yourself. 

A bit like an old red, it’s recommended to open this an hour before drinking to let it breathe. And remember it’s remarkably versatile with food. Cheese platters, quiche, seafood, pork, chicken or veal in a cream sauce. Take your pick.

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Full price $200.00 from the winery on 12 November 2019.

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Specs

Region
France
Vintage
2011
Cellaring
2031
Preservatives
Sulphites
Alcohol by Vol.
13.5%
Closure
Cork
Bottle Vol
620mL
Blend Info
100% Savagnan
Serving Temp.
17.0°C

Tasting

From the producer

Winemaking

Viticulture
Crafting

Region

France
Food Union
The rules are there ain’t no rules, but here are some foods we think will work pretty well with this wine...

Goes with

Blue Cheese
Chicken
Light Pasta