Wednesday, January 15, 2014

January 12, 2014-today we saw Laurent Macle, the son of Jean Macle in the Jura. Macle has been making wine for 2 generations, but farming in the area for 6. Widely considered the prince of Jura, they have holdings in the undeclared Grand Cru of Chateau Chalon, which is the “crows nest”, sitting atop a crest. Laurent took us through his cellars showing us the flor, which helps the famous sous voile to develop for 6 years. These wines that are considered “yellow” due to aging and oxidative nature. When he tasted us through the lineup, we enjoyed his young wines very much, he makes outstanding oullie ( fresh wines) from Chardonnay and Savagnin. Laurent was generous enough to allow us to taste his sous voile wines with some good age-1983 CĂ´tes-du-Jura as well as a 1976 and 1990 Chateau Chalon, which truly demonstrated the almost unbelievable aging ability and necessity from these wines.

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