A Chardonnay from the La Grande Chaude vineyard, which was still in conversion to organic farming at the time of harvest. In 2021, the certification was completed. 100 % Chardonnay were harvested by hand and fermented spontaneously in oak barrels after destemming. The wine was aged in oak barrels for several years.
Light golden yellow with green-golden reflections
The Chardonnay »La Grande Chaude« certainly lives up to its name; for it is a wine that picks up the warm notes of ripe yellow and partly exotic fruits. Oranges and lemons, yellow peaches and nectarines as well as a little mango and star fruit combine with lightly toasted nuts and a lot of caramel, reminiscent of young wines by François Ganevat, especially since one also finds here the light note of oxidation often present in the Jura in the form of crumbly apple and walnut.
In the glass, this is a juicy, ripe wine with substance and length, an elegant, fresh, albeit ripe vein of acidity, again yellow fruit notes and a creamy texture. Yes, the silky, round, creamy and elegant texture makes the character of the »La Grande Chaude« especially in the combination of the lively minerality with the creamy salted caramel in the finish.
Food recommendations by Christoph Raffelt
- Prawns à la plancha
- Bresse chicken with morels and crème
- Green and white asparagus with orange hollandaise
Domaine Grand, 139 rue du Savagnin, 39230 Passenauns, France