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Highly Rated Holiday Drinking - With a Twist
16 July 2020

Savagnin is an extraordinary Jura varietal that has the same DNA as Traminer. The variety is multi-faceted and there are many different ways in which to produce it. The most common use of Savagnin is for oxidative wines under a veil of flor rather like in Jerez (sous voile), either as vin jaune (which requires 6.5 years in barrel sous voile), or simply Savagnin (2 to 5 years in barrel sous voile.) Increasingly, though, producers are making a style more appealing to the modern market - Savagnin ouillé, sometimes called Traminer, or Fleur de Savagnin. This is a topped-up, non-oxidative version of Savagnin and the subject of today’s offer. Domaine du Pélican, established by Guillaume d’Angerville and François Duvivier in 2012, have become one of the leading lights in the region. They are great exponents of biodynamics and were the subject of a glowing article by Julia Harding titled "Jura's Polished Diamonds" on JancisRobinson.com    Read More

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