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La Grande Chaude, Phillipe Chatillon
Region: Jura, France
Grapes: Pinot Noir & Trousseau
Wine type: Red
About: Philippe Chatillon was estate manager at the much celebrated Arbois winey of Domaine de La Pinte for close to 18 years. It was then, in 2013, that he decided he wanted to create his own, finding and buying a hillside plot of Savagnin in Passenans with which to work. Soon he added plots with of Melon a Queue Rouge, Pinot Noir, Tousseau and Chardonnay and, exchanging his original Savagnin plot for another worked only biodynamically, he is on his way! He works his vineyard by hand, without the use of any chemical fertilizer what so-ever.
Concentrated wild strawberry, sweet ripe cranberry and raspberry, with a bit of heat, fresh leather and white pepper. Silky, fine tannins are very present but fade and linger gently.