2017 Fabrice Dodane, VDF, Le P'tit Cote Rouge
ORIGIN: Jura, France
Special notes: organic
Fabrice Dodane studied wine-making in Beaune as a young man. He went on to work at the cooperative in Pupillin for a few years before landing a job with Domaine de Saint Pierre as winemaker & manager in 1989. In 2011, he was able to purchase the estate due to the untimely death of the owner and has since added more vineyards to the mix, currently farming 7.5 hectares in the Arbois and Côtes du Jura appellations. Having begun the organic transition process in 2002, the domaine's vineyards were certified by Ecocert beginning in 2008.
Beginning in 2012, he has honed his wine-making style considerably eschewing the use of sulfur except when absolutely necessary. All wines are fermented using only indigenous yeasts in either stainless steel tanks (red) or 400-600L oak puncheons (white). Whites are aged in either the traditional sous voile (oxidative) or ouillé (topped off or Burgundian) methods. Because of the minimal use of sulfur in the wine-making, the wines generally go through the malo-lactic fermentation.
Food Recommendation: Venison, Sakura Pork, Toriyama Wagyu, Mottainai Lamb Knuckle