Domaine Jeremy Bricka Etraire de l'Adui Pont de Brion 2019 75cl


Tasting Note

"12% alcohol. Étraire de L’Auduï is an old, rare variety. 563 m altitude. Just 20 mg/ml added sulfur dioxide. This is very primary and direct with taut black cherry and raspberry fruit. There’s a slight creaminess here sitting under the bright fruit. Lovely precision and focus here with nice bright acidity and some flesh to the fruit. I like the purity. It’s just a baby, but the fruit here is so lovely, and there’s a concentration and freshness to it. Will be interesting to try in six months. 94/100 Jamie Goode


After working at Guigal for 8 years managing their St. Joesph and Ermitage vineyards, oenologist Jérémy Bricka felt it was time for a tree change. As a lifelong mountain lover, he moved to Trieves in the Rhône-Alpes region in 2011 and co-founded the first French whisky distillery, des Hautes Glaces. Jérémy fell in love with the region, however his success with whisky was mixed, so he decided to return to his original passion: vines. In 2015 he established Domaine Jérémy Bricka. He revived a 5ha vineyard south of Grenoble, selecting the site especially for its steep slopes, black shale soils and its potential to work with indigenous grapes. He works primarily with rare and local varieties, such as Verdesse, Persan, Estraire de l’Aduï and Douce Noire, which are well adapted to the local terroir. Farming is certified organic, helped by the site’s altitude at 500m-700m and naturally cool temperatures, which keeps disease risk low. In the winery Jérémy favours a small production and a gentle approach, using traditional techniques, neutral vessels, and low sulphur to ensure the vibrancy of the variety and terroir translate in the glass.

Country: France | Region: Rhone-Alpes | Alcohol: 12% | Grapes: Etraire de l'Adui | Organic | Vegetarian | Vegan