The Labet family of Rotalier in the area south of Lons-le-Saunier, known as the Sud Revermont have been making thoughtful wines for generations but it was Alain Labet that put the winery on the map of collectors, critics and restaurateurs. A couple of years ago everything changed as Alain Labet and his wife Josie retired, handing over their estate equally to their three children. Julien, his sister Charline (a trained oenologist, as is Julien) and brother Romain (whose focus is the vineyards). Domaine Labet is born again. For the reds, generally 100% destemming by hand! The grapes are not crushed and undergo cold pre-fermentation for 5 / 6 days then semi-carbonic maceration. Alcoholic fermentation in 15 year old tronconic wooden vat using natural, indigenous yeasts. Aged for 9 months in 225L barrels, all between 8 to 10 years old. No racking and no filtration.