2010 Domaine Labet "Métis" Côtes du Jura

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Domaine Labet is small producer in the tiny village of Rotalier in eastern France, in the southern part of the Jura. Alain Labet, along with his wife and three children, work a small domaine there. Of the three kids, Julien has the most wine training, having worked at Domaine Ramonet in Chassagne-Montrachet and Hamilton Russell in South Africa. A few years ago he decided to start making some natural wines, of which the "Metis" is a result. A blend of one-third each Pinot Noir, Trousseau and Poulsard, it is aged in well-seasoned barrels, raised with natural yeasts and very little sulfur. It has a Pinot-like personality, with black and red fruit notes, well-integrated tannins and lovely texture. Give it some air before drinking to allow its slight touch of reduction to blow off, and for it's lovely bouquet to open fully. - 12.1% abv

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Staff Image By: David Othenin-Girard | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/2/2012 | Send Email
The illustrious Charles Neal does it again. This is an incredible fun and relatively approachable style of wine combining the three red grapes of Jura. It needs a bit of time to open up and blow off the tiniest hint of reduction, but when it does what cracker. This is exactly the type of wine I LOVE to drink. Mineral, earthy, bright, fresh. Striking the perfect balance between esoteric and overtly delicious...

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Alcohol Content (%): 12.1