Nature Foudre a Canon
Domaine De La Borde
Julien Mareschal, like several of the young vignerons in the Jura, was not born into a vine-owning family. In Julien’s case, he came to the Jura at the age of 23, from an agricultural family, after studying agronomy and then winemaking at Dijon. He now has 5 hectares of vines in and around Pupillin, some at the highest elevations (550 meters) and all his vines are organic or in conversion to biodynamic. His Ploussard is made without the addition of any sulphites; other cuvees have only tiny amounts added at bottling. Only indigenous yeasts are used in the fermentations for all of his wines.
The “Foudre à Canon” Savagnin, Nature ouille (topped up, no oxidation) from Arbois-Pupillin is grown on a steep 25-degree west facing slope at 350-450 meters altitude of gray and blue marls with “schistes cartons”. Entirely hand-harvested. Half destemmed, half whole-cluster. Fermentation without sulphites and only with indigenous yeasts in 1500 litre barrels. Aged in 1500 litre barrels on the lees for 12 months.
Grape: 100% Savagnin
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