2016 Philippe Bornard Les Chassagnes Savagnin Ouillé
This lovely wine is made from 100% Savagnin which is a white grape that is native to the Jura region.
It is named after the lieu-dit or plot of land where the Savagnin is grown (Les Chassagnes). As with many wines from the Jura this wine has been made with a slight oxidative edge which gives it a beautiful, nutty, savoury, umami quality that makes for compelling drinking. You will get notes of grapefruit. almonds and hazelnuts and even salt before you notice the long, long finish. This is an incredibly exciting wine that is unlike any produced in this country. Note that the term ouillé refers to the technique of topping up barrels as the wine evaporates to ensure that minimal oxygen gets in contact with the wine. Living Wines