Orange Was The Colour Of Her Dress
SAVAGNIN - 2016
A real textural treat. Great stone fruit expression and very little tannin despite the extended skin contact.
Winemaker Patrice Béguet, born in the Jura, gave up Paris city life and returned to the Jura countryside with his wife, Caroline Hughes. They purchased heritage vineyards on great terroir, and set up a small winery under their house in Mesnay adopting sustainable viticulture practices and winemaking techniques.
Named after the Charles Mingus song ‘Orange was the colour of her dress’. Patrice is experimental in the cave with this wine. This topped up wine consists of 3 barrels of Savagnin macerated on skins for 7 months and 2 barrels Savagnin pressed out after a long carbonic maceration, which is blended back in with the skin contact Savagnin a couple of weeks before bottling. The extra texture to this wine provides interest and drinkability with food. Very little sulphur, if any, is used for all his wines and for the 2015 vintage, he has used no SO2 at all.