Wine of the week: 2016 Domaine de la Renardière Ploussard & Savagnin releases
Drinking wines from the Jura is pretty cool. We get that. We also get that drinking the cool juice does sometimes come at a more premium price point, but the real trick for us is to find value at every level…. which is why we’re so excited to get our hands on the new-to-Australia* Domaine de la Renardière from the Pupillin corner of North-East France’s Jura département.
2016 Domaine de la Renardière Arbois Pupillin Les Terrasses Savagnin, $58
Savagnin made in a non-oxidative “Ouille” style from a steep south-facing terraced plot. The terroir is mostly gray marl and usually yields the ripest Savagnin that winemaker Jean-Michel harvests every year. It ages for 12 months in barrel with no racking. Mind-bendingly delicious and looking complete with a lovely ripe feel to its pristine acid line, whacks of lemon curd and citrus rind. BOOM!
2016 Domaine de la Renardière Arbois Pupillin Ploussard, $50
In Pupillon they say Ploussard, in other parts of the Jura they say Poulsard, so same-same when it comes to the varietal name… Planted on pure limestone this is one of the most beautifully accessible examples of the variety we have seen from the Jura. No shrill or scratchy acid lines here, just pretty perfume and gentle berried fruit (think wild raspberry, rose petals and underbrush). Light to mid-weight just as the variety should be!
Jura, prices as marked
Limited availability, get in touch with your neighbourhood store or email us at email@example.com!
Price is valid for two weeks unless sold out prior
* A very special thanks to winemaker (and now wine importer) Marc Lunt from Terrason Wines for bringing us the good stuff!