Chignin Le Jaja, Gilles Berlioz

BERL015
This comes from 30yo vines planted in alluvial and clay soil overlying limestone, on a south-east facing hillside. Still light but pretty textural and deep for a jacquère – fleshy quince fruit, salinity and a chalky lift on the finish. For drinking now to 2023.
Type:
Vintage:
2016
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100%
Style:
Dry
ABV:
11%
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Chignin
Body:
Rich, rounded and full flavoured
Drinking Window:
Drink Now
Closure Type:
Cork
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£29.99
 

Domaine Partage, Gilles Berlioz

Gilles Berlioz has an unconventional background for a grower. He wanted to live a rural life and first tried cultivating flowers, then breeding vines, but couldn’t make a living, so instead worked as a builder. After losing two fingers in an accident he recovered in Chignin, and surrounded by his family's 0.8ha of vines, he decided to give winemaking a try.

Tasting Notes

fleshy quince fruit, salinity and a chalky lift on the finish.

Vinification

fermentation and élevage on fine lees in horizontal fibreglass eggs. Sulphur use has decreased as well to current low levels of around 35mg/l total.