Domaine Rolet L’Étoile Chardonnay 2015
- Rated 4 stars
- Reviewed by: Treve Ring
- Published on: August 15, 2018
- Last modified: August 15, 2018
Domaine Rolet was founded in the 1940s and has remained family run ever since. With 58 hectares of vines in Arbois, Côte du Jura and L’Etoile, they are the second largest wine growing estate in Jura, working only with estate fruit. Unlike many Jura whites, L’Etoile Chardonnay was fermented in barrique, where it aged for over a year. There is a swell of flint and wood upon opening, yielding to allow the crisp and mineral white to emerge. Tight white fruit, white florals, light hazelnuts, meadow grass, dried green apples and a hum of stones, this is reminiscent of Chablis (their soils are similarly studded with marine fossils). Amplify the slight earthiness woven through here with brown buttered scallops or potent Gruyère.