Turning Vin Jaune On Its Head: 02 Ganevat Savagnin Vignes de Mon Pere

Posted by Joe Salamone

Turning Vin Jaune On Its Head
2002 Ganevat Savagnin
Vignes de Mon Père

We won't waste words here. Jean-Francois Ganevat has quickly become a superstar. Our offers always sell out almost instantly.

Today, to a very, very small group we offer one of our favorite Ganevat bottlings, his 2002 Savagnin Vignes de Mon Père.

Vignes de Mon Père is one of Ganevat's most limited wines. To be honest, before today doing an offer on the '02 seemed impossible. It's a wine that you get in bottles, not cases. There's only one other listing for it in the country.

Vin Jaune is Jura's most iconic wine and Ganevat takes the concept and turns it on its head with his Vignes de Mon Père. Where Vin Jaune is Savagnin aged oxidatively for six and a half or more years, Vignes de Mon Père is aged for around ten years, topped up in barrels.

The results are stunningly complex. A bottle of Vignes de Mon Père can easily quiet a room of seasoned wine drinkers. There's a broad range of flavors ranging from citrus to spice to forest floor to mushrooms and beyond. Above all, the wine is intense and singular.

2002 marks the third vintage of Vignes de Mon Père that we've worked with. It's a really impressive edition of the wine. 2002 is great vintage in the Jura. The concentration, balance and elegance of the 02 vintage feel very much amplified.

Ganevat sources his Vignes de Mon Père from his Chalasses vineyard. It's a blue marl site, which is thought to be the best soil for Savagnin. The vines were planted in 1930.

This is a wine that's easy to go on and on about, but I'll cut it short. Ganevat's fame and the small quantities available make it a smart move.

I should say that for the curious, for the person obsessed with the Jura or just the adventurous palate this is one of the most memorable wines around.

To order, reply to offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Joe Salamone
Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits