Francois Rousset-Martin 'Terres Blanches' Chardonnay, Vin de France 2017

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François was still selling grapes to the cooperative in 2017, which was also the year of the frost, so there is very little wine. Since 2015, he has used no sulfites, and the vineyards are organically farmed but not certified. One of the most successful wines from this challenging year is the 2017 Côtes du Jura Chardonnay Terres Blanches, which was aged in topped-up 600-liter oak barrels for 15 months. It shows very good precision and tickles your tongue and leaves a faintly smoky aftertaste. It's named after the white soils where the vines grow in the village of Lavigny.

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