Made by double maturation, this Single Malt was first matured for 30 months in French oak barrels (20% new + 80% second fill) and then finished for a further 12 months in ex-wine barrels. The finishing barrels, which exclusively contained 100% Savagnin Vin Jaune, were sourced from Domaine Badoz, Côtes du Jura.
Finished in ex-“vin jaune” barrels 100% Savagnin from Domaine Badoz, AOC Côtes du Jura
Bottled in May 2022
Production of 1352 bottles
COMPOSITION : french barley, malted, brewed and distilled in France.
Intensity 4 :
CHARACTERISTICS: Gourmet, intense, oxidative and sunny
COLOUR: Brown gold
NOSE: Intense nutty notes with a dominant of walnut, dried apricot and currant
PALATE: Smooth attack, nutty and intense malt notes.
Savagnin is a white grape variety originating from the Austrian Tyrol, which arrived in “Franche Comté” in France, and quickly became the flagship grape variety of the Jura. According to genetic analyses carried out in 2014, Savagnin is directly affiliated with Pinot Noir (as an ascendant or descendant, the parentage is undetermined). Savagnin is a very aromatic grape variety. It is used in the production of vin jaune under the AOC Château-Châlon and Côtes-du-Jura. It also produces “vin de paille”, a sweet wine, and is used to make “Macvin du Jura”, a liqueur wine. White wines made from Savagnin have great ageing potential. They have a powerful and complex aroma with notes of walnut, almond, hazelnut, flowers, honey and green apple. Producing a French whisky finished in Savagnin casks means seeking out notes of oxidation, fig rancio and currant.