Fabrice Dodane (Domaine de Saint Pierre) - Cote du Jura Ploussard 2020
Fabrice Dodane took over Domaine de Saint Pierre in 2011 after Philippe Moyne, the celebrated founder of the Domaine, passed. Aa a strong supporter of organics and biodynamics, Fabrice brought it into organic certification in 2012. The Dos d'Chat range was started after a hail storm decimated his crop, and this is his third year releasing wines under this fantastic négociant label.
The 2020 Dos d'Chat Ploussard Amphore has the prettiest color of any wine I can remember. In the glass, it is clear but seems to glow with a hue of vibrant tomato skin and cranberry. Bright aromas on the nose of forest berries, like blueberry and raspberry, with orange zest and and the earthiness of dried, fallen leaves. As the wine opens, a hovering scent of candied cherry appears. Like the Trousseau, there is a strong mineral zip on the palate. Flavors of bright red cherry, dark citrus, and anise ride a structure of simple tannin and long, long, long lasting acidity. David Hatzopoulos