Domaine Fumey-Chatelain Chardonnay, Arbois, Jura, France 2019
If there is a cool kid winemaker in Jura right now, Marin is just that. Since taking the reins from his parents in 2015, Marin is making some of the most interesting artisanal wines the Jura has to offer. Vines date as far back as 70 years and many were propagated with sélection massale. Since 2017 the entire domaine has converted to organics. This chardonnay is dense but precise. There is an apparent weight on the mid palate that compliments the lively acidity. There are notes of lemon citrus parmesan all accompanied by intense minerality. This is a stunner.
Pairing: Soft cheese, roasted chicken, crab cakes, lobster with butter.
Soil: limestone and marl