Ah, the delicious, un-sulfured wines of Peggy and Jean-Pascal in the Côtes du Jura, next-door neighbors to Jean-Francois Ganevat, and that cost less than half the price. We can’t stop drinking their Chardonnays, their Poulsard and their Cremant too, but because there is so little to go around, they quickly sell out. They have a freshness that’s really different from the oxidative Juras that many like but few actually drink.
Peggy & Jean-Pascal moved to La Combe de Rotalier in 1999 because they wanted to escape city life. They wanted to live in a bucolic setting where they could grow their own vegetables, raise chickens, rabbits, pigs. At first their dream was to have a mixed farm but viticulture gradually drew them in and they soon realized what they really wanted was to grow, raise and make for themselves what they wanted to eat and drink. They gradually acquired a number of small parcels of vineyards. They studied on their own and through trial and error, and with some guidance from Monsieur Ganevat, they found their way.