2009 Jacques Puffeney Savagnin Arbois Blanc

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Additional notes from Wine Advocate: "Jacques Puffeney of Montigny-les-Arsures is among the Jura’s most prestigious, engaging, and (thanks to the rotund amplitude of both his torso and white-bearded visage) easily recognized vignerons, and crafts wines no less distinctive - if much less massive - than their author. With the exceptions of Pinot Noir, vin jaune, and his few sweet wines - all of which are matured in older barriques - Puffeney relies on ancient foudres, of which I have not seen such a collection as his outside of Alsace or Chateauneuf-du-Pape; and he is favorably inclined to long elevage even for non-oxidative lots, which can themselves thus come off as if influenced by flor or other living denizens of the cask. Puffeney’s reds, too - often cited as among the region’s best - are bottled significantly later than the regional norm. He farms roughly 6 acres of Chardonnay, much of it melon a queue rouge; 5 acres of Savagnin; and 7.5 acres of reds, and says that his father - who actively selected and planted at a young age - is to thank for the 50-year average age of vine Puffeney fils now enjoys. (06/2012, DS)

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