Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Wine of the Week - Lulu Savagnin

This week's featured wine comes from the mountainous Jura region of eastern France. This small appellation produces wines made from indigenous varieties and this Savagnin is an excellent example. Savignin is a grape that is cultivated almost exclusively in this region. It is not related to Savignon Blanc, but is instead a parent of Gewürtraminer, placing it in the Pinot Noir family. Small-production, organic, and natural, Lulu Vigneron's Savagnin is produced with minimal added sulfites. Apple, baking spices, candied lemon, comte and acacia blossoms are subtle yet persistent within a textured, supple, bright white wine.

The owners of Lulu Vigneron, Ludwig Bindernagel and Nathalie Eigenschenck, purchased the Domaine in 2000. Their first vintage came shortly after in 2002. Their motto of “the wine is made in the vineyard” is exemplified by the fact Ludwig works with the vines every day. The strict attention to detail and quality helps create very complex wines with depth and layers that reflect the individuality of Jura.

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