Valentin Morel Semaine 16

Valentin Morel Semaine 16


Country: France

Region: Jura

Grapes: Chardonnay, Savagnin

Vintage: 2017

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.

Semaine 16 is Chardonnay from the Les Trouillots and Saint Savin Vineyards. Normally vinified separately for single vineyard bottlings, due to frost damage in the 2017, Valentin decided to combine all the usable fruit for this wine. Intense and saline with piercing lemon fruit balanced by a broadness to the palate redolent of butter pastry and hazelnut.