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Arbois Blanc Les Nouvelles Chardonnay - 2016

Renaud Bruyère & Adeline Houillon

4.40 / 5.0

white still, dry
Arbois AOC, France
7900 UAH
not available
Renaud Bruyère & Adeline Houillon Arbois Blanc Les Nouvelles Chardonnay 2016


4.40 / 5.0750 ml@Garage · Jura Party by Vova Ulianov

It's always interesting to taste loud labels. IMO this wine is beautiful and worth the hype, though not sure if it's worth the money. Anyways, a curious bouquet of wet wool (in a good way), lemon, sunflower seeds, flint, salted peanuts and bakery. Crisp mouthfeel, the juice is almost perfectly balanced. Evolving, long and delicious. Of course, I would love to taste this wine again.

Wine #6 on Jura Party by Vova Ulianov event.

Renaud Bruyère & Adeline Houillon

And now we get to the opus magnum of the evening. Renaud Bruyère and Adeline Houillon are tiny producers of biodynamic wines in the village of Pupillin. They started the winery in 2011 with a modest plot of 0.75 hectares they received from Stephane Tissot - to toy around and get some real experience.

Adeline is from Arbois, so she spent time in the vineyards even in childhood. What first was just a financial necessity, slowly became her call thanks to Pierre Overnoy and his wines.

Around 2001 she met Renaud. After working for five years in the restaurant, he was tired of this business and was thinking about switching to winemaking. He was only 21. Naturally (no pun intended), they fell in love. Adeline revealed the beauty of Jura and its wines, so they decided to dive into this world.

After the formal study, Adeline worked for a few years on Pierre Overnoy. Meanwhile, Renaud learned the craft from Stephane Tissot. So after 10 years, they started their own winery with Les Tourillons plot they received from Stephane Tissot. Today they own around 5 hectares in the heart of Pupillin.