Domaine Gigou "Jus de Terre" Jasnieres 2014
The Gigou family operates their quaint 13 hectares farm in the central northern reaches of the Loire Valley - not far Le Mans, home to the famed 24-hour auto road race. Rare to see Jasnières with almost 6 years of age. That age sure does bring on interesting aromas of honeydew melon, yellow apple, bruised pears, and lanoline. A rich honeyed hue hints at the marcona almond flavors, but no minerality or acidity has been sacrificed with the age.