1997 Domaine Berthet-Bondet Château-Chalon11799
WINEMAKER: Jean & Chantal Berthet-Bondet
REGION: Jura, FR
RARE MUSEUM RELEASE.
The Château-Chalon shouldn’t need any introduction. It is one of the most iconic and revered of all French wines and one of the most particular. It is the undisputed king of the Vin Jaune (yellow wine) style. The Jura’s Grand Cru. 100% Savagnin. Of all the Vin Jaune we tried while searching for Jura producers nothing came close to the harmonious style at Berthet-Bondet for its superb balance of off the scale complexity matched with freshness and the elegance of more delicate white wines. Expect wax, fresh nuts, dried corn, hard cheese, brininess and powerful citrusy acid structures in younger examples. For us it strikes the perfect balance of oxidative complexity from aging with freshness preserved thanks to intense minerality. The flagship wine!