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Giachino Abymes Monfarina 2008

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Winemaker Notes

Has a floral fragrance with rich aromas of quince, pineapple and sweet almonds. In the mouth, the wine gives an impression of opulence with notes of buttered pears, citrus fragrance which gives it a fresh finish and exotic.

This wine pairs well with fish, agrees very well with pastries and desserts.

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2008 Abymes Monfarina (from the Jacquere grape) smells of clover and fresh lime. Honeydew melon, lime, and oregano give the palate a Sauvignon-like cast, and the wine's lusciously citric finish indelibly stains the palate with salt and chalk. Less overtly ripe than the 2007 rendition (reviewed in issue 178), this almost makes up for it in its persistent and fascinating mineral-like character.

The wines of Frederic Giachino's biodynamically-farmed estate are now officially retailing for less than in their previous vintages, and they were already among the most amazing white wine values anywhere!

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Giachino, Jura, France
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In 1988, Frederic Giachino took over his family's very small estate (at the time, it only consisted of 1.5 hectares!) which has now grown to 7 hectares. Although the domaine had been worked before his arrival using traditional viticultural techniques, Frederic took the big step to start the conversion toward a total organic estate. This continues today with no use of any synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers.

On the foothills of the Jura Mountains, just east of the Cote de Beaune on the Switzerland border, the Jura wine-producing zone is recognized for its unique reds, as well as its particular and diverse styles of whites.

Though borrowed from their neighbor Burgundy, Chardonnay and Pinot noir have been growing in Jura since the Middle Ages. But here the altitude, topography, climate and clay-rich, marl soils support a different style of Pinot noir, not to mention its other deeply-colored, full-bodied indigenous reds, Poulsard and Trousseau.

Considering area under vine, growers here favor Chardonnay for its consistency and reliability; it comprises almost half of Jura's vineyard acreage. However, Jura Chardonnay is anything but boring; its many offbeat styles are part of what make region’s wines so distinctive. It is used for Cremant (sparkling), Macvin (a fortified wine), as well as fine examples at the quality level of Burgundy.

Jura also has a unique oxidative style for Chardonnay but is better recognized for its similarly-styled “vin jaune,” meaning ‘yellow wine,’ which is made from the indigenous variety, Savagnin. Vin jaune is made using techniques similar to those used to make Sherry.

For all of its wines, Jura favors a traditional, natural and often organic style in viticulture and winemaking.

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With hundreds of white grape varieties to choose from, winemakers have the freedom to create a virtually endless assortment of blended wines. In many European regions, strict laws are in place determining the set of varieties that may be used, but in the New World experimentation is permitted and encouraged. Blending can be utilized to create complex wines with many different layers of flavors and aromas, or to create more balanced wines. For example, a variety that is soft and full-bodied may be combined with one that is lighter with naturally high acidity. Sometimes small amounts of a particular variety are added to boost color or aromatics. Blending can take place before or after fermentation, with the latter, more popular option giving more control to the winemaker over the final qualities of the wine.

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