2015 Domaine Gérard Villet, Cuvée Tradition

(Arbois, Jura, France) $25

Trousseau, Pinot Noir, Poulsard

2015 Domaine Gérard Villet, Cuvée Tradition

The Villet family has made wine since 1900 and was one of the earliest producers in the region to go organic in 1988.

Vineyard: Separate parcels between 30 – 60 years old grown on clay and limestone.

Farming: Organic since 1988.

Vinification: Destemmed, fermented separately in stainless steel tanks, aged in neutral barrels for 21 months and bottled unfined and unfiltered, with a touch of SO2.

Tasting Note: Light-bodied wih black pepper-tinged pomegranate, black currants, and a long, bright finish.

Food Pairing: This wine is somewhat delicate so if you go with meat, choose a dish that won’t overpower it. On the other hand, it would work with ahi or salmon as well as pair well with dishes cooked with five spice such as chicken or tofu with vegetables.

Drinkability: I would drink this wine over the next couple of years. It is elegant and affable but I don’t see where it is going to morph into something greater over time.

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