2016 François Rousset-Martin Puits St Pierre
François Rousset is producing some of the most captivating wines in the Jura right now, of that there is no doubt.
The 2017 Côtes du Jura Savagnin Puits Saint Pierre comes from another prestigious vineyard in Château Chalon. Here, the effect of the aging under a veil of yeasts for six months is clearly noticeable. After that, the barrels are topped up and continue the aging without flor. This is the last vineyard to be harvested, and the wine has a lot of energy, with that spicy touch and a clear minerality that is a texture rather than a flavor or aroma. It comes from old vines on gray marl soils and is delicious even in a challenging year. He's also experimenting with extended élevage and kept a barrel of 2016 aiming for a wine with three years in barrel. We'll see.