(From 2013 Vintage) Displays incredible balance, and wonderful freshness. These delicate grapes go through a Pneumatic press to extract flavor, stainless steel fermentation at low tempratures and bottled in January to retain freshness. This cream-weight golden wine, has a fragrant nose recalling white flowers and a taste bringing to mind flint, almond, and peach.
The Jongieux Blanc, made from the native Jacquere grape, exemplifies Hugh Johnson's characterization of this varietal: "you are drinking bottled mountain air." Working with fully ripe, yet delicate grapes with a low natural sugar/alcohol level, Carrel uses a pneumatic press to extract flavor and aromas, and ferments in stainless steel tanks at lower temperatures. He blocks the malolactic fermentation and keeps a small amount of the wine’s natural CO2 to further enhance its freshness and vitality. Bottling takes place in January, after the wine is stabilized in the naturally cold Alpine ambiance.