Cotes du Jura Chevassu | Pinot Noir | France
Grape: Pinot Noir
Producer: Marie-Pierre Chevassu-Fassenet
This is pure juice! Marie-Pierre Chevassu-Fassenet took over her family’s wine estate in 2008 and manages her 4.5 hectares from vine to cellar door herself. She uses indigenous yeast; her grapes are also harvested and destemmed by hand. The wine is unfined and unfiltered, and aged at ambient temperatures. The result tastes like a bowl of late-harvest cherries, with a whisper of cinnamon and vanilla, as well as a subtle earthiness. It also has a prickle of carbonation when first poured, which dissipates with a few good swirls.