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A green and molded landscape with small hills nestled between Burgundy and Switzerland. Flavored by the vapors of the Comté, the great cheese of world fame. Cool climate, vineyards planted on slopes at different heights. Countless varieties of grapes where Chardonnay, Savagnin, Poulsard, Trousseau, Gamay stand out... Fafan Ganevat, as his close friends call him, is a true alchemist who drives you crazy with more than forty cuvées that he makes every year. A vigneron whose religion is biodynamics and natural wines. A tiny Domaine in the village of La Combe de Rotailer where he manages approximately eight hectares. Trained in Chassagne Montrachet with Jean Marc Morey, he took over the family property in 1998, later joined by his sister Anne. He is a perfectionist and for what most would be maddening, he makes it everyday. He barely uses sulfur and there is always a fear that the wines will spoil during transport, but he completely avoids this by aging on the lees for long periods of time, even up to 11 years. His wines lack the traditional Jura oxidation and he prefers the Burgundian style of lightness and elegance. His wines are from another world.
Ganevat Rouchamps Chardonnay 2018
Rouchamps is made entirely from hundred-year-old Chardonnay vines planted on clay soils in Les Varrons. Another hallmark of the house, vinifying without added sulphites, wild yeasts, without clarifying and without filtering in bottling after having spent 48 months on its lees between amphorae and oak barrels. Too complex.