Producer: Domaine Eric Thill
Appellation: Côtes de Jura
Grapes: 100% Chardonnay
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.
Yellow and grey marlstones, west-facing. The chardonnay is mutated with homemade liquor from the wine distillation. aged for 6 months in tanks.
Tasting: The color is intense and luminous gold. The nose is powerful, complex, distinctive to the point of being able to disturb, on notes of dried fruits. The palate is round, full-bodied, rich, with a smooth and soft substance perfectly balanced by a very refreshing finish. Ideally served as an appetizer or with a dessert.