Domaine Labet Chardonnay 'Les Champs Rouges'

Domaine Labet Chardonnay 'Les Champs Rouges'


Country: France

Region: Jura

Grapes: Chardonnay

Vintage: 2018

One of the most renowned growers in Jura, Domaine Labet is located in Rotalier in the Sud-Revermont. In the late 1970s Alain Labet was probably the first vigneron in the Jura to make and bottle wines from individual terroirs separately, and in the 1990s when he started making topped-up whites, there were only one or two winemakers making wines this way elsewhere in the Jura (Pierre Overnoy in Arbois being foremost).

This is one of the family’s larger parcels of 1.2 ha of 45yo vines, planted in a red clay soil overlying a layer of Bajocian limestone on a west-facing hillside. It was aged 70% in old fûts and 30% in demi-muids with a pinch of SO2 added at bottling. The old vines convey real energy to this wine, there are a good drive and tension on the palate, and the finish is sustained and mineral.

*Please note that due to very limited supply there is a maximum of 1 bottle of each Labet cuvée per client and/or order*