Cote du Jura Chalasse 2016 is a white wine produced by Domaine des Ronces in the Jura with Chardonnay and Savagnin. These two varieties are fermented in 500L (the chardonnay and the savagnin are assembled and ferment together) where it finishes the fermentation. The refinement then continues for 24 months, again in oak Tonneau, before being bottled and spending a further 12 months in the bottle before being put on the market.
Tasting: The color is golden yellow, brilliant. The nose is both intense and airy, deep, on smoky notes (peat, firecracker), frangipane and roasted apple in butter. It's hard not to think of certain Chardonnays from Tissot (Graviers, Bruyères). The mouth is slender, stretched by an invisible thread - the acidity is at this stage totally invisible - while unrolling a substance like the nose: intense, airy and deep. Ripe, too, and then fleshy, fresh, still with those notes of smoke and buttered apple. The finish gains in power and concentration, with a fine astringency evoking chalk and citrus peel, but the smoky / buttery notes take over again, prolonged by the spices.