Domaine de la Loue, Savagnin 2020
This bottle is full of energy, acidity, and salinity. It's lean and racy, while the fruit feels tender, ripe, and generous.
Place: Jura, France
Catherine Hannoun is based in Port Lesney, a small commune about 15 minutes north of Arbois which exudes the tranquility many associate with the hills of Jura. Having worked for many years in film, including on Mondovino (a film bringing some of the shadier practises of the global wine economy to light), Catherine settled in Jura in 2008. It was clear after working alongside Emmanuel Houillon that this was the area for her, and in 2009 bought a small parcel of vines and her current cellar. She now has 3.2ha of vineyards of Chardonnay, Savagnin, Trousseau and Pinot Noir around Marnoz and Arbois and produces wines that honestly portray the grape and terroir in every sip.