JEAN-FRANCOIS ESSLER, RÊVE ÉPHÉMÈRE 2022
Jean-Francois Essler, Rêve Éphémère 2022
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.
100% Ploussard from very old vines. He de-stems the fruit and gives it a couple of weeks maceration before ageing in tank. Enjoys a bit of air, unfurling into sultry, silky wine full of pretty red fruit. Will age wonderfully.