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Based on 16 reviews on Cellartracker.com
Reviews 99-100 points Wine Advocate "The wine felt elegant and light, but with lots of inner strength; it felt light on its feet but punched you in the face with its pungent flavors and endless aftertaste. My head was spinning, and I couldn't get myself to spit the wine. Yes, it's the 2008, said Ganevat, full of himself. And rightly so! This is coming to the end of its élevage, but it was still with the lees; so, I suspect the wine is pretty stable and should be bottled soon. It has mind-boggling length and persistence, the nose is fascinating, and the balance is gobsmacking, with a salty finish. Another head-turning Vignes de Mon Père! (LG)"
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About Jean-Francois Ganevat
While the Jura region of France may be new to most collectors, this family-owned Domaine has been around since the 1600s. Nestled between Burgundy and Switzerland in the charming town of La Combe de Rotalier, Jean-Francois Ganevat (aka “Fanfan”) is crafting 35-40 different wines each vintage from his 8.5 hectares.
Of those 8.5 hectares, there are seventeen different grape varieties planted, all local of course, which are all farmed biodynamically. The white wines are fermented and matured in neutral oak or clay amphoras, and the reds are destemmed and undergo carbonic maceration before aging in neutral barrels. The end result is consistent in quality and purity, but each lot is distinctly different - and deliciously fun.
Fanfan has already won the hearts of many, including Luis Gutierrez of the Wine Advocate who proclaimed “he is the most accomplished French vigneron of whom most of my readers have never heard.” Keep your eyes peeled for his Pinot Noir (Cuvee Julien/En Billat), one of his most highly acclaimed wines, which has been deemed the “la Romanée-Conti from the Jura” by the Wine Advocate.