Vins Gigou 2000 Jasnierès Clos St. Jacques
Always the flagship of the estate, the old vines of Clos St. Jacques give rise to greater vinosity and texture
without sacrificing in any way the signature ethereal scent of Jasnières nor its searing minerality. It bears
mentioning that Gigou patiently ages his wines in small old casks in his perfect cellar until he deems them
ready for release. This is very much the exception to the rule in the area, but the resultant benefits are easy to
appreciate. Until very recently, these barrels were exclusively made of traditional chestnut, but, starting in
2006, oak has begun to play a role in the aging as well, with a gain in finesse. This library release is stunning
testament to the inherent quality and longevity of these old school wines. The golden colour indicates the wine’s
maturity, but the freshness of attack and spicy richness bear witness to its vigour and potential for further
development. This is a classic if ever there was one.
Chenin Blanc 100%
Aging Duration (months)
matured on lees
Notes from the Producer: Dry and mineral with great finesse and elegance.