Producer wine
Les Dolomies

COUNTRY :
France

REGION :
Jura

PRODUCTION :

Les Dolomies is the story of Céline and Steve Gormally, who set up in 2008 with the acquisition of a 1.44-hectare vineyard plot, “Les Combes”, in Passenans, Jura. At the time, Céline was also working in other vineyards. In 2010, she set up her own winery, with a total surface area of 3.65 hectares located in the villages of Passenans, where the winery is located, and Frontenay.

Les Dolomies’ focus is on ouillé style wines, all super fresh and mineral, bottled unfined and unfiltered and each expressing the individual terroir they come from. They left the Côtes-du-Jura AOC in 2016 so they could embrace more freedom in their winemaking.  “‘Ouillé’ is a technical term meaning ‘topped up‘, and is important to distinguish it from the traditional Jura Savagnins made with exposure to air.

Trousseau, Ploussard, Pinot Noir, Gamay, Chardonnay and Savagnin can express their full potential on marl soil.

To enhance this wealth of grape varieties, Céline and Steve Gormally insist on using no synthetic products in their vineyards. When it comes to treatment, they use biodynamic methods and all the preparations that go with them: Use of horn dung in autumn and spring, use of horn silica during the growing season, herbal tea mixed with organic goat’s milk to reduce doses of copper and sulfur.

In the cellar, it’s the same battle: a minimum of intervention for the most natural juices possible, to obtain an authentic, natural wine. No inputs are tolerated, apart from a little sulfur when necessary for wine stability, but overall the wines are free of added sulfites. Yeasts are natural, and filtration is avoided before bottling. Certified organic.

–Fifi Selects–

CUVÉES
Wine

“Bordel c’Est Bon”

Region: Jura
Grape: Trousseau from Les Combes
Soil: clay heavy red marl
Farming: certified organic, biodynamic practices
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: fully destemmed
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

the wine and label are a tribute to a close friend, Gabi

Wine

“La Cabane”

Region: Jura
Grape: Pinot Noir from lieu dit Les Boutonniers in Fontenay
Soil: argilo-calcaire
Farming: certified organic, biodynamic practices
Harvest: by hand
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: minimal

Wine

“Croix Sarrant”

Region: Jura
Grape: Savagnin, 0.3ha vineyard in Chateau-Chalon, 20 year old vines that have never been exposed to chemicals and are ploughed by horse.
Soil: limestone rich marl
Farming: certified organic, biodynamic practices
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: direct press, aged in concrete vats and old barrels
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: minimal

Wine

“Les Combes”

Region: Jura
Grape: Chardonnay from the original purchased plot, lieu dit of Les Combes, most of the vines replanted in the 60’s.
Soil: stony red marl
Farming: certified organic, biodynamic practices
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: direct press, aged in concrete vats and old barrels
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: minimal

Wine

Fine du Jura Brandy

Region: Jura
Base: 2012 “La Boutonnieres” Chardonnay, aged 1o years in feuillette (114 liter half barrels)

Wine

“La Chaux”

Region: Jura
Grape: Chardonnay, 35 year old vines, from the Le Chaux lieu dit in Nevy-sur-Seille.
Soil: stony marl
Farming: certified organic, biodynamic practices
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: direct press, aging 10 months in tank.
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: minimal

Wine

“Arco”

Region: Jura
Grape: Savagnin, 35 year old vines from the La Chaux lieu dit in Nevy-sur-Seille.
Soil: stony marl
Farming: certified organic, biodynamic practices
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: direct press, aging 10 months in barrel first, then tank.
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: minimal

Arco is the name of one of the two donkeys that help work this particularly rocky and steep slope

Wine

“Malgré Tout” Blanc

Region: Jura
Grape: Chardonnay, Savagnin
Soil: marl, limestone
Farming: certified organic, biodynamic practices
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: direct press, aging 12 months in fiber tank. the entirety of Chardonnay and Savagnin 2021 harvest is in this cuvée due to terrible frost.
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“Malgré Tout” Rouge

Region: Jura
Grape: 70% Trousseau, 30% Pinot Noir and Gamay
Soil: marl, limestone
Farming: certified organic, biodynamic practices
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: destemmed, vinified in fiber tank. the entirety of Trousseau, Pinot Noir, and Gamay 2021 harvest is in this cuvée due to terrible frost.
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none