This is a Chardonnay of great finesse and mineral expression. Elegant and powerful made without so much of the oxidative Jura-side.
Aromatic florals, fresh almond and hints of orange zest alongside the hallmark Jura spice and minerality.
The wine is juicy, bold with a strong acid line. Yellow apple, more nuttiness and orange peel. Spicy and oak bodied.
Domaine Ratte is really special. Typically for our winemakers, this is a family affair. Led by husband and wife team Michel-Henri and Francoise Ratte, and assisted by son Quentin, in the famous village of Arbois. The vineyards have been in Francoise family for generations but until 2015 the fruit, like most fruit in the famous area, has gone to large producers under life-long contracts. Meaning they have a very rare family-run/owned estate of 9 hectares of vines from famous parcels of land including Les Corees, Clos Maire and others. Most vines are 20-80 years old and some are into triple figures. We have Savagnin, lovely Jura Chardonnay, extra special Jura Chardonnay and of course some of that beautiful and rare Trousseau.
While the wines are released primed and ready to enjoy they will nearly all benefit from time well-cellared.