Blard and Fils - Abymes Micraster (2020)
100% Jacquère. A wine of subtlety and nuance. Aromas of grass with morning dew, green apple, seashells and lemon pith. This has a lovely floral character with salt, green herbs, and stems.
The Blard & Fils estate started producing and selling wine in earnest following the Second World War when Thomas' Grandfather Pierre Blard began purchasing and renting additional plots of vines. At this time most of the wine he made was sold to 'traders' or co-ops.
After studying Viticulture in Beaune, Jean-Noël returned home to take over at which time he made many upgrades and worked to modernize the estate. Since 2014 Thomas has made a significant push towards converting the estate to organic agriculture (the entire estate is now certified) and shifting to terroir driven and focused wines. Spontaneous fermentations have become rule, in the cellar, rather than happenstance, and the use of S02 has been significantly reduced to become judicious.