Labet, Chardonnay Côtes du Jura ‘Les Varrons’ 2007

Labet 2007

Imported by Free Run, Seattle WA.

From a sirloin parcel on a slope with a top altitude of 280 meters, exposed toward the east. 65-year-old vines from sélections massales (vines existing on the property rather than more modern clones). Complex soil combines Benthonien and Bajocien limestone, with 30 to 80 cm of yellow and ocre-colored clay, striped with eolien sediment.

Green gold.  The sweetly maturing flavors flash and pop like a 4th of July sparkler.  Old-viney, nectar and spice essences, drenched with extract.  A blaze of acidity salts away the richness and the finish is one of electricity, if outright hyperactivity.  Now – 2020+.

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