Les Chais Du Vieux Bourg BB1 Cotes du Jura 2012
(Now known as the Lulu label - Les chais Du Vieux Bourg was their original label.)
Made by Ludwig "Lulu" Bindernagel. The original vineyard is about 2.5 hectares in Arlay, in the center of the Jura, and Ludwig has since expanded the estate to include vineyards at Poligny and Etoile and the legendary Château-Chalon. Their vineyards are organic and they do not use any insecticides, chemical fertilizers or machinery; they are also in the process of gaining Biodynamic certification. The soil is very unique, with two marly layers and a calcareous stratus, which is rich in fossilized oysters. The vines are among some very old stocks and are not genetically modified.
75% Chardonnay, 25% Savagnin. Light medium gold in color. Jura's quintessential "sherry-esque" nose is up front, almonds, juicy white peach and blood orange sneak up too. Super oily, traces of vanilla, glittery with minerals and bits of lemon. Not particularly acidic but not flabby, long finish. Serve room temp and decant!