Philippe Chatillon - Le Sage Vagnin 2020
Chatillon founded his own domaine in 2013. The vineyards are located around the village of Arbois in Mesnay, matched by others is Passenans and Puits Saint Pierre in Chateau Chalon. The plantings are mainly on the Lieu-dit of ¨Les Nouvelles¨. He now oversees no more than 2 ha over 3 terroirs. Understood, thoughtfully chosen and brimming with quality.
Philippe demonstrates a devotion to winemaking ,handling every step of the process himself. The works in the vines is reflected in the cellar, it is incredibly tedious and passionate but he manages to make it look as if he were painting a picture rather than labouring.
A rare cuvée, Le Sage Vagnin is a toasty wine but with a beautiful oxidative character. Notes of spices and curry, for a first approach to vin jaune.