Domaine Bornard Savagnin Le Gentil Blanc 2018

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Jura / France
Savagnin Le Gentil Blanc by Bornard is a beautiful white wine with good tension and salinity. The fermentation is spontaneous in steel tanks and the refinement takes place in 228 liter wooden barrels for about 12 months. An eclectic wine with a superb balance between softness and freshness. The wine is full bodied with flavours of apple, ripe peach, and biscuits.

There's a great intensity, tension, power and precision that you only find in wines made with Savagnin and where the wine is handled by a skillful artist such as Tony.
With more than 30 years of experience behind him, as he collaborated until 2005 with the Fruitière de Pupillin, near Arbois, where he brought his harvest, Philippe Bornard has made his name in Jura and the wine world. On the advice of his neighbour and friend, the famous Pierre Overnoy, he broke away and today cultivates and vinifies 11.2 hectares on gentle slopes around the small village, planted with typical Jura grape varieties as well as a "curiosity", a Melon à Queue Rouge, another variety of Chardonnay. Like Pierre Overnoy, he picks by hand, respects his vines and intervenes at least in the vinification process. Inputs" are banned and SO2 is just used with mastery at the time of bottling. Long macerations, long maturing in casks, up to 3 years for the whites for example, characterize fine and delicate wines, vibrant, with precise flavours, also destined for long ageing and playing on an exceptional freshness!

Philippe has retired in 2017 and his son Tony currently runs the estate.