Anne & Jean-Francois Ganevat Le Jaja Du Fred
Grapes: Pinot Noir
Jean-Francois Ganevat is an iconic winemaker, heralded not just as one of the best vignerons in Jura but in the natural wine world full stop. His family have deep roots in Jura and Jean-Francois began by working alongside his father in the 1970s. Formal training at wine school followed and thereafter a stint in Burgundy with Domaine Marc Morey, before Jean-Francois returned to take over the family business in 1998 where his legendary reputation has grown stronger with each passing year.
Le Jaja du Fred is Pinot Noir made by Jean-Francois with his sister Anne from grapes grown by another legendary winemaker, Frederic Cossard of Burgundy. Vinified without fining, filtration or sulphur, it's everything you expect from a Ganevat wine; lithe and ethereal with very pure fruit at first with tremendous power, savoury complexity and tension lurking underneath.