One of the new waves to come out of Jura, making superb wines in very small quantities.
Rare magnum here...
Poulsard from twenty year old vines planted over marl and exposed west in the Arbois lieu-dit of ‘En Chamblin’. The grapes were destemmed by hand and macerated gently for a month before being pressed off with an old vertical press for a year of rest. Portraying the vintage, this shows the grape in a more serious guise. Embodied with a little more flesh, colour and depth than one might expect, it pairs crushed red berries, earth and a gentle funk to beautiful effect.
In his tiny chai and cave in the village of Cramans, Thomas works with little equipment and a simple, no nonsense approach to produce decidedly old fashioned, soulful wines in a style that suggests they possess a great capacity to age.