Region France, Jura
Style Walnut, White truffle, Preserved lemon
Bottle Size 75cl
The Aviet family are big names in the Jura. Specialising in the rare red grape trousseau (they make 5 cuvees, which is unheard of), they also make powerfully rich whites from the local Savagnin and Melon à Queue Rouge grapes.
Here we have Savagnin that has been aged under flor for >6yrs - the same ageing as vin jaune - however Lucien thought this batch was decidedly supple and silky in texture so instead of bottling as a vin jaune, made it into what we have here - Reserve du caveau.
It's got all the power you'd expect from a vin jaune, but dialed down to about 70%. Rich, truffley, nutty and saline it is a little more versatile than the vin jaune, and one you could definitely have more than just a glass of.
This is seriously impressive quality, and screams out for comte (as aged as you can get) or chicken in cream sauce.