Les Granges Pâquenesses Savagnin La Pierre
Loreline Laborde of Les Granges Pâquenesses is originally from Montpellier and learnt her trade working with several top winemakers in the Rhone. After falling in love with the Jura and its wines, she determined to set up on her own and did so in 2010, converting a ramshackle rented farm into a house and cave among 2.5 hectares of vines.
La Pierre is the name of a small parcel in Pupillin, where Loreline's 25 year old Savaginin vines are planted in light, sandy soil. This is a notably elegant style of topped up savagnin which shows its supreme versatility as a food wine. Aged in 3-5 year old barrels, it has zesty lime, confit lemons and a hint of menthol on the nose. Powerful and spicy on the palate with characteristic salinity and an attractive bitter grapefruit edge to the finish.