WHOLESALE LIST

All of these wines are produced by small growers who make wines that we find exciting, vibrant and delicious. In general they are at the very least organic, rely on natural yeasts for fermentation with minimal additions in the cellar, sometimes none. The list is subject to change. All prices ex VAT.

JEAN-FRANCOIS ESSLER

GRUSSE, JURA

Jean-Francois farms just under 4 hectares of vines around Grusse in the south of the Jura. Formerly a graphic designer and wine merchant moved into winemaking, spending a few years working at Domaine Buronfosse before setting up his own estate, slowly finding some vines for himself. It is very early days in his journey, but he is already making remarkably accomplished, detailed and powerful wines. The Chardonnays tend to be given a long elevage and aged in burgundy barrels, the reds in tank and released a little younger. As is usual for growers in this region, quantities are limited. 

PREMIER PAS 2020 £24.50

The Côtes du Jura Chardonnay “Premier pas” cuvée comes from a blend of two plots located in Grusse. The soils of this terroir are essentially composed of gray Lias marl covered by silt.

The grapes were pressed direct and the wine was aged for 24 months in old Burgundy barrels. Has the slightly exotic fruit you associate with the region, but with lots of freshness and salinity. Drinking very well already, but worth holding on too.