Les Granges Paquenesses
Loreline originates from Montpellier and whilst living in the south (in her twenties) she worked for many of the Rhône’s top vignerons including Laurent Charvin in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Bitten by the wine bug, travelling around and falling in love with the Jura region and its wines, she determined to set up on her own and so in 2010, started out with 2.5ha of vineyards, converting a ramshackle rented farm in the flatlands of Tourmont (west of Poligny) into a house, cave and rural gite. Dynamic plus, she tends a herd of goats and flock of chickens in her ‘spare’ time, and tending a vegetable garden too, she is pretty well self-sufficient. She also gave birth one week before the 2014 harvest, but simply put her baby into a sling whilst she carried on her work (and had her second child during the 2016 vinifications!).
zesty lime on the nose, there is a perfect play of fruit and acidity on the palate, with stewed lemons, menthol hint, spice and characteristic salinity and attractive bitters on the finish.
She ages her wines in three to 5yo barrels, doesn’t fine or filter and likes to pick earlier than some in the region.