Anne & Jean Francois Ganevat Grusse en Billat 2018
Origin: Jura, France
From a 1.8 hectare plot of vines planted in 1960 on schist and marl soils. A wine with incredible power and energy, it's the most mineral and direct of Ganevat’s Chardonnays.
Jean-Francois Ganevat or ‘Fanfan’ as he is affectionately known is one of Jura’s most charismatic winemakers. A pretty big deal, Fanfan comes from a long line of vignerons that dates back to the mid 17th century, though fascinatingly the family had supplemented grape growing with dairy endeavours until the mid-1970s. His meticulousness and attention to detail can't be beaten, and his unique knack for unlocking all the nuances of the terroir in his wine is genuinely awe-inspiring.