Jura's Uncompromising Master: 2010 Ganevat Chardonnay - Chalasses VV & Grands Teppes VV

Posted by Joe Salamone

Jura's Uncompromising Master
2010 Ganevat Chardonnay:
Grands Teppes VV & Chalasses VV
When the dust settles, Ganevat's 2010 whites may prove to be his best to date.

It's somewhat painful to write this, because Ganevat's popularity is hitting an insane level. Allocations are starting to be doled out in bottle (not case) quantities.

The Wine Advocate's David Schildknecht really blew Ganevat up when he wrote, "I’m willing to bet that he is the most accomplished French vigneron of whom most of my readers have never heard"

For the 2008 whites, we still more or less had free reign. A lot of Ganevat's wines weren't even imported besides what we specifically asked for. We had an ample supply of his Chardonnay Marguerite, bought pallets of Ganevat's Cremant du Jura.

Those days are long gone. He's crossed the threshold. Today, only to people who've supported Ganevat, we offer a very modestly sized parcel of this 2010 Chardonnay Chalasses VV and Grands Teppes VV.

I'm going to keep this very brief. There's no point fanning the fire. (It's also a beautiful Saturday here in NY.)

What makes Ganevat's 2010 whites stand out is the way they combine a sparkling clarity with concentration and very deep complexity.

About the two Chardonnays on offer today specifically, the Chalasses VV is from ancient vines planted in 1902. Chalasses VV is Ganevat's densest and most tightly focused Chard. It's full of a stony minerality, slightly bitter herbs and citrus fruit.

Ganevat's Grands Teppes VV comes from vines planted in 1919. Grands Teppes VV is a wine of depth and power, leading with stone fruits and sweet herbs that are animated by moss-strewn notes, layered minerals and a marmalade of various citrus fruits.

Ganevat produces an insane amount of different wines (somewhere around 40-50) and it's always clear that there's wisdom in his tiny micro-plot bottlings. However, in 2010, the terroir differences really shine through. Grands Teppes and Chalasses are Ganevat's top sites and this really comes through with clear focus in 2010.

Give us your ideal order and we'll do our best. Allocations are very likely. Please keep in mind that it's the weekend and you may not hear back from us until Monday.

To order, please email us at offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Joe Salamone
Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits