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Jean Rijckaert Cotes du Jura Les Sarres Savagnin 2015
100% Savagnin: typical variety and iconic of Jura. Savagnin form part of the Traimers' family. Its thick skin - that explains the low yield of juice that it gives to the press - is full of precursors of aromas. This rustic grape variety is both powerful and fine, which with carefully vinification, expresses an unrivaled complexity.
The plot "Les Sarres" in located on a hilly slope, exposed fully to East, facing the village of Pupillin. This plot is sun-drenched as soon as the daybreak.
The Maison Rijckaert was created in 1998 by Jean Rijckaert, a passionate Belgian established as wine producer in Burgundy since 1990. In addition to 4 hectares in South Burgundy, the Domaine RIJCKAERT cultivates 5,5 ha of vineyards in the JURA, where Jean fell in love with these outstanding terroirs! Thus, they have two cellars: one at Davayé (South Burgundy, near Mâcon), one at Les Planches, near Arbois in the Jura. The Maison RIJCKAERT also purchases fine grapes, which are vinificated with the same precision and care than its own vineyards. Jean met his alter ego, Florent Rouve, in 2013, to whom he has gradually passed down his activities and above all his great savoir-faire.
They share a same vision of winemaking: restricted yields, handpicked harvest, slow and moderate pressings, indigenous yeasts, long aging into barrels, and...some precious secrets! A careful and natural winemaking, which aims to express the typicality of the grape and to highlight the specificity of the terroir where it comes from.