We at JanotsBos focus on quality. Wine is a natural product. The grapes, their character, their morphology and their intrinsic properties differ from year to year. Our goal as winemakers is to respect the natural features of these grapes. Every year has its charm and is characterized by specific variations and differences. Our aim is based on producing natural wines avoiding additives and manipulations. The vintage 2006 gave rich, full-bodied wines, which developed their potential quickly. We worked carefully, made sure the wines were optimally cared for and we avoided unnecessary interferences. The vintage 2007 will be seen as a more classic Burgundy vintage, where the knowledge and skill of the winemaker is crucial. By using the “batonnage” technique we managed to bring all of the hidden qualities in the wine and in the lees (“lie”) to life. The wines are not only elegant bus also powerful. That combination will make our 2007 wines outstanding. The wines of 2007 needed some more time to develop, so you’ll have to be a little more patient. But, in return you’ll get excellent white Bourgogne wines, representing our philosophy of “vin de nature” and “terroir”.
Most striking in the JanotsBos 2007 vintage is the great balance between bouquet, aromas, flavours and aftertaste. For the vinification we use French oak barrels (“fûts”). To respect the terroir and the typicity of each wine we use new fûts with moderation. Our JanotsBos style is yet again clearly present in the 2007 appellations, from the crisp and mineral Pernand-Vergelesses to the rich and full-bodied Santenay 1er Cru. There are appellations for each and every liking. We kept the 2007 wines in fûts for about 11 months. The only exception is our Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru, which we kept in fûts for 15 months. For our Bourgogne Blanc we used two, three and four year old fûts, for the other wines we typically use about 20% new fûts. The yields for the wines are all below 40 hl/hectare, the Bourgogne Blanc is around 40 hl/hectare.
Below you’ll find a description including tasting notes of our seven 2007 wines. The tasting notes were made just before we bottled the wine. We can offer you the same appellations in 2007 as in 2006, with the only exception of the Puligny-Montrachet. However, we are happy to offer you three new and very interesting appellations, thus enabling us to give you an even broader picture of the Côte de Beaune whites: Pernand-Vergelesses, Santenay 1er cru and Chassagne-Montrachet 1er cru. We hope you’ll agree that these three appellations are worthy substitutes for the Puligny-Montrachet. But if you don’t agree, we’ve got good news as well: in 2008 the Puligny-Montrachet will be back, as will be all of the other 2007 appellations!