Next comes Les Rosiers, a selection of young vines from various parcels young here meaning under 50 years old fermented and aged in barriques on a four year rotation.
The 2006, tasted in early 2010, opened with a nose recalling apple crumble.
The 2008, tasted in early 2010, wad a crystalline charmer.
With 8 grams of residual sugar to balance the lively citrus zest notes and dee minerality, it was pure and fresh and easy to love.
Please be advised that I no longer recommend the wines from this producer.
These people are arrogant and have no respect for the law or common decency.
Caligramme is the name of the Jasnieres bottling made from Nicolass oldest vines.
I've been slow tasting lots of wines for these articles.
Evidently, I can't share them here but I do drink other wines and will post some tasting notes when my new computer arrives.
Indeed, it would be difficult to find wines more handcrafted than these.
Each parcel is vinified separately though this represents an almost unthinkable amount of work and concentration; and vinification is, essentially, non-interventionist: no added yeasts, no added sugar, the wines ferment as long and as slowly as they want and when they stop, the balance that theyve found is the balance that youll find in the bottle Depending on the year, Nicolas may have as many as five cuvees of Jasnieres.
(I've jerry-rigged this one with an external keyboard to get a modicum of work done.) January 23, 2016 Last Monday -- January 18, 2016 -- I attended a thought provoking wine tasting in Paris.