Les Dolomies Savagnin 'Croix Sarrant'

Les Dolomies Savagnin 'Croix Sarrant'


Country: France

Region: Jura

Grapes: Savagnin

Vintage: 2022

Les Dolomies is the winemaking project of Céline and Steve Gormally. Having been trained at the Domaines Labet, Badoz, and St-Pierre, they bring a wealth of experience to their tiny plots in Passenans, Jura, from which they make otherworldly Jura wines full of both elegance and power. Wild yeast fermentation and bottling without fining or filtration have always been the norm here. From 2020 no sulphur is used during vinification and ageing, and the wines have gained in clarity and depth.

A tiny 20 year old 0.3 hectare vineyard in Château-Chalon on stony limestone-rich marl, this is a special terroir tucked away, up a cool and humid combe surrounded by a lush and biodiverse forest. Taken over in 2012 the vines have never seen any chemicals, they are ploughed by horse, and the only two neighbours are vignerons friends sharing the same sustainable approach. Packed with jolting acids and a dense texture it is reminiscent of a perfectly ripe apricot with salivating bitters, vanilla bean and fresh almond aromas sustaining a lengthy finish.