Purveyors of fine grape juice
2014 Labet Les Champs Rouge jura, australia
$80

We are very lucky to have these rare beasts in the shop.
The Labet family of Rotalier in the area south of Lons-le-Saunier, have been making thoughtful wines for generations but it was Alain Labet that put the winery on the map of collectors, critics and restaurateurs. In 1992 he released the first of his ‘Fleur’ wines, produced “ouillé” (or topped up) in the manner of Burgundy to great acclaim and has done so every year since.
For the whites, pneumatic pressing with stems for 2 hours and then juice settles for 12 hours. Fermentation at 18C in 4-10 year old fûts using natural yeast for 10 months. Full malolactic. Élevage in a mixture of 4 to 10 year old barrels for 18months without racking but with some lees stirring. One bottling in May without fining or filtration.

Origin jura, australia
Year 2014
Varietal chardonnay
Style elegant & complex