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La Pépée - 2018

Les Bottes Rouges

4.20 / 5.0

France » Jura » Arbois AOC
red still, dry
Pinot Noir
1650 UAH
not available
Les Bottes Rouges La Pépée 2018

La Pepée is the first Pinot Noir of Jean-Baptiste Menigoz, sourced from two vineyards, one near La Mulatiere and the other near Les Bodines. The vines are planted in clay soils and are vinified using the same techniques as Tôt ou Tard. Élevage is a bit different, with half of the juice pressed into 600L barriques and the rest into stainless steel. He then adds a bit of SO2SO_2 at bottling (the exact amount depends on the vintage).


4.20 / 5.0750 ml@Dachka

This is my last bottle of this gorgeous wine. Red flowers, Nordic berries, wet forest floor, cherry, spices, and a touch of VA. On the palate, it's delicious, soft, and easy to drink. Made to be enjoyed. Love the structure, the fruit, the juiciness, and the aftertaste. Neat.

4.20 / 5.0750 ml@Garage · Jura Party by Vova Ulianov

A bit funky but overall beautiful Pinot Noir. Red flowers, sour cherry, pickles, wormwood, and leather. Light and fresh with soft tannin and good balance. Flavours of wormwood, red flowers and cherry. Lovely structure with a long aftertaste.

Wine #4 on Jura Party by Vova Ulianov event.

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.