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2012 Jean-François Ganevat Côtes du Jura En Billat

  • 90 WA
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 424391-2012-750

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    The 2012 Cotes du Jura Chardonnay Grusse en Billat from slate and marl soils is riper and feels a little more advanced, with a deeper yellow color and a nose with some notes of baked apples; it has a very different character from the others, perhaps a little more oxidative and not as precise. However, the palate does not show the heat from the soil and has very high acidity, as well as a more powerful sensation (according to the label this is 13% alcohol, while the other Chardonnays are 12%). Today, this is my least favorite of the Chardonnays. I would drink this one before the others.
    Drink Dates: 2015 - 2018
    Author: Luis Gutierrez
    Issue: 221
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  • Pinot Noir is a delicate, thin-skinned grape that is notoriously difficult to grow but unmatched in its ability to reflect its terroir. It is early-budding and early-ripening, and thus requires a cool climate. To achieve its best expression and maintain its delicate flavor profile, Pinot Noir demands great care in the vineyard, particular attention to yield management, and careful handling in the winery. Growers blessed with the patience, skill, and terroir to produce world-class Pinot Noir are greatly rewarded. Not only are these wines complex, age-worthy, and delicious, they also command some of the world’s highest prices.

    Old-World Pinot Noir most famously hails from Burgundy, where it is the only red variety permitted in the region. Techniques such as whole-bunch fermentation and barrel ageing, now common amongst high-quality Pinot Noir producers around the world, were pioneered by Burgundian winemakers. Age-worthy Pinot Noir from Burgundy tends to be high in acid, display low to medium tannins, and have red fruit flavors in youth that evolve into complex flavors of earth, game, cola, and truffle with age. Some of the most famous producers include Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Domaine Comte de Vogüé, Domaine Leroy, and Domaine Armand Rousseau.

    New-World Pinot Noir tends to grow in warmer climates and on newer vines than in the Old Word, producing wine that is more fruit-forward with flavors of red cherry, cranberry, and raspberry. The highest-quality wines come from moderate regions in California, particularly Sonoma and Carneros, and top producers include Marcassin, Kistler, and Kosta Browne.

    High acidity, low tannin, and low alcohol make Pinot Noir a versatile wine to pair. Spiced duck, fatty fish, grilled chicken, spicy foods, and anything with mushroom are just a few classic examples.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 2 bottles owned
    • 2 collectors