2011 Domaine de la Tournelle "Fleur de Savagnin" Arbois
Domaine de la Tournelle was established in 1991 with less than a hectare of vines. Founders Evelyne and Pascal Clairet are dedicated to land, eschewing herbicides, chemical fungicides and insecticides, getting certified biodynamic by Demeter. They also don't use commercial yeasts or new oak and limit their use of SO2. They have grown the property now to six hectares, all planted to regional varietals. This is a great introduction to the wines of the Jura. Made from Savagnin, the region's most celebrated varietal, but in a fresh, clean, non-oxidative style. It's approachable, expressive of the Jura's distinctive terroir and unbelievably delicious.