Though common in the rest of the world, the topped-up – the process of continuously adding fresh wine to a barrel after wine evaporates to avoid oxidation – or ouillé style of winemaking is a fairly new revelation when thinking of the Jura. All of the Fromont’s wines made in this style are vinified the same way, being pressed directly to barrel for both alcoholic and malolactic fermentation and spend eighteen months in the same barrel before bottling. From 35-year-old Chardonnay vines, Les Molates is an example of this style of winemaking at its finest. The nose shows decadent, classic Jura Chardonnay notes of toasted walnuts, wildflower honey, mango flesh, pineapple stalk, lemon zest, and sea breeze. The palate echoes the nose, with luscious fruit and nut flavors anchored by minerals and racy acidity. This wine shows a lot of finesse and is a great example of this “new” style of wine. Buy a few to drink now and over the next decade. Tim Gagnon
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