Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Domaine Benoît Badoz (Poligny, Jura)

I don’t have much background with this estate located in Poligny, but I was favorably impressed by the red wines; the still whites left me somewhat nonplussed.

After having worked around the world in Australia, California, Bordeaux, and Burgundy, Benoît returned home in 2003 to take over direction of the estate, although his father continues to work with him. The estate consists of 10 ha and is worked according to lutte raisonnée (organic, except where all other means fail). Native yeasts are used and the levels of SO2 are minimal. (Continue reading here.)