Vin jaune La Vasee - 2014


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Looking for an immense, majestic white wine to really knock you off your toes? Look no further than the Jura, home to some of the most powerful, oxidative whites in the world.

The domaine of Bénédicte & Stéphane Tissot is widely regarded as one of the very best in Jura, and the Tissot family more generally is widely known in the region for its long tradition of winemaking. Bénédicte & Stéphane converted the domaine to organics in 1999 and biodynamics shortly after, with the focus on pure expressions of terroir.

 Vin Jaune is a dry style of white wine crafted from the Savagnin grape. Additionally – and most importantly – the wine ages for 6+ years under a thin layer of yeast (called sous voile ageing in France) prior to bottling, which helps the wine achieve its distinguishable flavour characteristics. Rich, intoxicating & unpretentiously grandiose with savoury notes of candied lemons, golden raisins, orange pith, fresh morels & even a whiff of hops. A real treasure and remember to decant!