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Tôt out Tard Ploussard - 2018

Les Bottes Rouges

4.03 / 5.0

red still, dry
Côtes du Jura AOC, France
1800 UAH, 1186 UAH
not available
Les Bottes Rouges Tôt out Tard Ploussard 2018

Poulsard planted in clay soils from a lieu-dit within the Arbois AOC called La Mulatiere. Destemmed, 20 days maceration, without extraction. Then pressed before continuous fermentation and ageing in 600-litre old oak barrels. Aged six months in bottle before release.


4.20 / 5.0750 ml@Garage · Jura contre l'humanité

Every time I taste this wine, I try to be objective. But life is too short and I freaking love this Ploussard. Definitely among my favourites, not that I've tasted that much.

It's just beautiful. It's a sunny Sunday afternoon in the woods with your SO. Red flowers, white pepper, dogwood, forest floor (hehe) and a bit of barnyard to spice things up. Delicate and quaffable. One of those wines I would drink non-stop.

Wine #2 on Jura contre l'humanité event.

4.00 / 5.0750 ml@Garage

Not my first encounter with Les Bottes Rouges, so let me be a little bit subjective. On one hand, it's simply delicious. On the other hand, it has the right complexity (which I didn't notice before) - not boring yet not overwhelming. Red apple pastille, barnyard, white pepper, dogwood and forest floor. Almost light-bodied, delicate and juicy. The aftertaste is long and flavourful with nice ginger touch in the finish.

3.90 / 5.0750 ml@Garage

Restrained bouquet of bruised berries and red apple that started to oxidise, freshly ground pepper, a touch of barnyard and brine. It's as light and delicate as a cloud. Fresh with nice acidity and almost no tannin in the mouthfeel. A textbook Ploussard. Juicy and delicious but lacks depth, and complexity. The aftertaste is a bit short.

Les Bottes Rouges

Meet Jean-Baptiste Menigoz, a former teacher in Arbois working with special needs children. At some point, he became fixated on low-intervention wines and decided to devote all his free time away from school to work in the vines. Under the tutelage of Stéphane Tissot, Jean-Baptiste learned the ins and outs of the wine world. In 2012 committed fully to trading his classroom for his vineyards.

Being a music lover, Jean-Baptiste named Domaine after a French song (The Red Boots). Musical references continue to pop up in the names of his cuvées. For example, Tôt out Tard (Sooner or later) is the name of an independent French record label.

Now meet Florien Kleine Snuverink, a former owner of the famed Café Schiller in Amsterdam (Netherlands). She moved to Jura to learn winemaking. Initially, Florien planned to purchase some vines for herself but ultimately decided to join Jean-Baptiste.

So this is Domaine Les Bottes Rouges and two friends that started with different careers in different countries but decided to take the life-changing decision to work full-time as winemakers.