Every so often I will post photos and tasting notes of particular wines I have enjoyed during my previous seven days of wine.
And, very occasionally, I will tell you about one of the wines of the week I haven’t enjoyed…
Last weekend we went to 18th Percée du Vin Jaune in the Jura. Amongst all the celebrations there was the annual tasting of the latest release of Vins Jaunes, aptly named La Clavelinage, so-called as the particular 62cl bottle is called a clavelin. Wink particularly enjoyed this 2006 from Domaine Pêcheur, a delightful small producer in the south of the Jura.
Vin Jaune, Côtes du Jura,
Domaine Pêcheur 2006
Deepening gold. Rich lemons, curry, nuts, dry, good acidity with yeasty, oxidative overtones. Lovely!
I was very taken by the winking lady on the mineral water label – a cheerful acknowledgement of Wink’s Jura Wine Book perhaps?
Chardonnay, Vieilles Vignes,
Côtes du Jura, Daniel Brocard 2006
Mid gold, hazelnut and walnut on the nose; dry, good acidity showing attractive fruit and maturity, completed by a bright finish.
Fruitière De Pupillin, Jura 2011
Pale gold, spicy peach, white pear. Dry, good acidity, ripe peach skin notes with some richness. Medium length, very decent.
A couple of years ago we visited the irrepressible Patrick Johner at his family winery, Weingut Karl H. Johner, in Baden
Grauer Burgunder, Karl Johner,
Baden, Germany 2011
Light gold with spicy hazelnuts and citrus bouquet. Dry, taut acidity this is full-bodied with deep crunchy spice. Long, long – a big ‘un!
Tsantali produce this wine in the Maronia region of north east Greece, a region with a history of more than 3,000 years.
Chardonnay, Maronia, Kanenas, Greece 2011
Mid gold with limpid lemony peach on nose. Dry, juicy, decent acidity with spicy overtones balancing the fruit well.
Pascal Jamet is a keen young producer in St Joseph, someone else I visited two years ago.
Les Traverses, St Joseph, Pascal Jamet, Rhône 2010
Brooding dark ruby red, elegantly rustic blackberry and apple crumbly fruit; dry, maturing tannins. A well crafted stylish Syrah made by an intelligent young winemaker in the Northern Rhône.
Jean-Michel Krebs is an organic/natural wine producer in the Languedoc making wines of lovely intensity. Thank you Franck Merloz for introducing us to his wines!
Bel’Aqui, Domaine Revelh, J-M Krebs,
Vin de Pays Côtes Catalanes 2009
Deep ruby. Big rich stewed plums, mulberries, smoky. Dry, big tannins, aromatic, big fruity bonbons! Long finish!
If you want to find any of these wines, I recommend Wine Searcher.