Valentin Morel Chardonnay 'Saint Savin'

Valentin Morel Chardonnay 'Saint Savin'


Country: France

Region: Jura

Grapes: Chardonnay

Vintage: 2020

Valentin Morel originally trained in international law before being bitten by the wine bug and moving to the Alsace to learn winemaking under the influence of Pierre Frick among others. He returned to Jura in 2014 to take over the family vineyard and now cultivates 6 hectares of 40-45 year old vines.

Saint Savin comes from vines over 40 years old, organically farmed on limestone scree of the Bathonian in the Poligny area of the Côtes du Jura. Beautiful complexity on the nose and palate with crisp, searing fruit and chalky minerality typical of this terroir. Round and tense on the palate, with a floral lift of white flowers and a a satisfying dried fruit finish.