Eric and Bérengère Thill make wines from their small holdings in the south of the Jura some 45 kilometres south of Arbois. Here they grow the traditional Jura grape varieties including Chardonnay, Savagnin, Pinot Noir and Poulsard. They were certified organic by Ecocert in 2015. Eric was originally from Alsace and prefers to work with single grape varieties. Their vines are planted close to the forests which provide diversity. Their wines will appeal to natural wine lovers as they use a minimalist winemaking approach and eschew the use of sulphites.
This wine are approximately 50 years of age. South-facing, clay-limestones soils. Grapes are harvested at 16.5 of potential alcohol. Fermentation is halted in order to retain residual sugar.
Tasting:Bright yellow color. Pleasant nose, on yellow fruits, quince, again very fruity. In the mouth, it is in a semi-dry balance, with the right amount of acidity and a very light mellowness, very aperitif. Really very pleasant. The sweetness is also felt in a tender, finely astringent finish, on notes of pear in syrup and fresh almond.