Ganevat Savagnin Arbois 2016
About the wine:
Region: Jura, France
Food Pairing: Roast White Meats, Stinky Cheese, White Sauce, Fried Food
About the producer:
The Ganevat winery is based in the picturesque hamlet of La Combe de Rotalier in the remote Jura region of eastern France. Nestled between the Burgundy region and Switzerland, the landscape of this region is distinctively alpine, characterized by rolling, green hills, where the vines are planted at various altitudes and exposures. The Jura region is home to more than 40 indigenous grape varieties, among them the more known Savagnin, Trousseau and Poulsard, and others which even the greatest of wine connoisseurs have never tasted. The estate is dedicated to casting the spotlight on these native varieties, cultivating 45 of them in total.
Inspired by his time spent in Burgundy, Jean-Francois Ganevat treats each one of his many micro-terroirs as its own entity and vinifies each parcel separately. Many of his vines are today over 50 years old, though some are already over 100 years old “Vieilles Vignes”. They grow in a complex mosaic of schist, marl and chalk soils, with yields kept low in order to ensure concentrated fruit. The viticulture is 100% biodynamic with only natural compost and herbal infusions used to nourish the vineyard soils. Actions in the vineyard are planned in accordance with the lunar calendar and cover crops are planted to stimulate the vine’s ecosystem as a living, breathing entity.
Along with fruit harvested manually from his own vineyards and those of his 10 local collaborators in Jura, Jean-Francois also sources grapes from Beaujolais, Savoie, Cote-Rotie and Alsace to create fascinating blends under the Vin de France appellation