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Chateau-Chalon Domaine Geneletti 2005

Member Review by duncan 906:

I bought this bottle of wine for £15 from thewebsite www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/135380.Chateau-Chalon is an appellation created in 1936,although there has been viticulture here for centuries,for white wines made in the 'Vin Jaune' [yellow wine] style with the savignan grape from an area around the village of that name.The grapes are harvested late but not botryised and matured in oak barrels for a minimum of six and a half years so a film of yeast develops over the wine so it is partially oxidised.Some have compared it to sherry. The savignan grape is native to the Jura region although it is beleived to be related to gewurztraminer.My bottle is from a family run estate which I actually visited back in 2008.About a third of the volume is lost in this process and the wine is bottled in a 62cl bottle known as a clavelin.I started my bottle last night with a plate of cheeses.As the term 'vin jaune' suggests the wine has a distinct yellow colour. There is a bitter and sour taste but it is not unpleasantly so and there is a suggestion of nuts [think walnuts or brazil nuts.This is an unusual wine but I enjoyed it and it went well with the cheese board

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Domaine Geneletti:
Michel Geneletti inherited this estate from his maternal grandmother in 1976. There arre 13 hectares and he makes a selection of red,white and sparkling Jura wines with the assistance of son David

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Snooth User: duncan 906
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12/13/2018

I bought this bottle of wine for £15 from thewebsite www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/135380.Chateau-Chalon is an appellation created in 1936,although there has been viticulture here for centuries,for white wines made in the 'Vin Jaune' [yellow wine] style with the savignan grape from an area around the village of that name.The grapes are harvested late but not botryised and matured in oak barrels for a minimum of six and a half years so a film of yeast develops over the wine so it is partially oxidised.Some have compared it to sherry. The savignan grape is native to the Jura region although it is beleived to be related to gewurztraminer.My bottle is from a family run estate which I actually visited back in 2008.About a third of the volume is lost in this process and the wine is bottled in a 62cl bottle known as a clavelin.I started my bottle last night with a plate of cheeses.As the term 'vin jaune' suggests the wine has a distinct yellow colour. There is a bitter and sour taste but it is not unpleasantly so and there is a suggestion of nuts [think walnuts or brazil nuts.This is an unusual wine but I enjoyed it and it went well with the cheese board




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