Jean François Ganevat

De Toute Beauté Nature Gamay

9.0152 ratings
9.037 pro ratings
France
Gamay
Chicken, Game, Turkey, Duck, Goose
Top Notes For
Ira Schwartz

Out of the gate the nose has great lift and tells you this wine is au naturale. Funk and fizz in the best way possible. Flavors of crunchy raspberry, potting soil and minerals. Great acidity. Definitely not a pop and pour wine.

Out of the gate the nose has great lift and tells you this wine is au naturale. Funk and fizz in the best way possible. Flavors of crunchy raspberry, potting soil and minerals. Great acidity. Definitely not a pop and pour wine.

May 19th, 2019
web bond

Too much brett for my tastes.

Too much brett for my tastes.

May 6th, 2018
Alex Krause

Echoing what others have experienced- I am a huge fan of ganevat estate stuff but the initial fizz and funk of brett on opening (and then even after 3 days because couldn't drink it day 1)covers up the glimpses of amazing quality of fruit. I found this a pale shadow of what could've been really delicious. I suppose other bottles kept perfectly could be great - this one was just too damaged by brett éviscération to be enjoyable for me. Sacrilège to fanatics, but my truth.

Echoing what others have experienced- I am a huge fan of ganevat estate stuff but the initial fizz and funk of brett on opening (and then even after 3 days because couldn't drink it day 1)covers up the glimpses of amazing quality of fruit. I found this a pale shadow of what could've been really delicious. I suppose other bottles kept perfectly could be great - this one was just too damaged by brett éviscération to be enjoyable for me. Sacrilège to fanatics, but my truth.

Nov 17th, 2017
Peter N

2016 masterful drink in 3+ years

2016 masterful drink in 3+ years

Oct 10th, 2017
Mark Cartland

Quirky and kinetic, this wine is very much alive and full of energy. Tart cranberries wrapped in mushroom phyllo form an intriguing and unexpected alliance of flavors. I would love to get more!

Quirky and kinetic, this wine is very much alive and full of energy. Tart cranberries wrapped in mushroom phyllo form an intriguing and unexpected alliance of flavors. I would love to get more!

2 people found it helpfulDec 9th, 2016
Charles Antin

Senior Wine Specialist/Auctioneer Zachys

8.4

I know I'm supposed to love this for geek factor alone but was a bit dirty diapers to me. Needed decanting to deal with the fizz. I didn't give it enough time.

I know I'm supposed to love this for geek factor alone but was a bit dirty diapers to me. Needed decanting to deal with the fizz. I didn't give it enough time.

2 people found it helpfulApr 19th, 2015
Joe Weinberger

It seems like the blend for this may change from vintage to vintage so it was hard to track down accurate percentages. Around 70% Gamay (from Morgon/Fleurie) with a bunch of other indigenous Jura varieties (could include some Petit Béclan, Gros Béclan, Geusche, Argant, Peurion, Portugais Bleu, Isabelle, Enfariné). The fruit is crunchy and spicy, well defined, with good minerality. Other reviews from past vintages mentioned Brett but I didn’t pick up any of that here. Enjoyable bottle.

It seems like the blend for this may change from vintage to vintage so it was hard to track down accurate percentages. Around 70% Gamay (from Morgon/Fleurie) with a bunch of other indigenous Jura varieties (could include some Petit Béclan, Gros Béclan, Geusche, Argant, Peurion, Portugais Bleu, Isabelle, Enfariné). The fruit is crunchy and spicy, well defined, with good minerality. Other reviews from past vintages mentioned Brett but I didn’t pick up any of that here. Enjoyable bottle.

1 person found it helpfulDec 6th, 2020
Henry Nurminen

Had this at restaurant Jura in Helsinki with reindeer and celeriac and the match was our of this world. If you end up in Helsinki and wonder where ro eat, look no further than restaurant Jura.

Had this at restaurant Jura in Helsinki with reindeer and celeriac and the match was our of this world. If you end up in Helsinki and wonder where ro eat, look no further than restaurant Jura.

1 person found it helpfulMar 17th, 2018
Mark Eastom

Fun wine! All natural, no so2 additions. Lots of earthy funk, but in the best way. Underbrush, barnyard(Bret), wild cherry, raspberry, great acid, dried herbs and anise. Worked well with some head cheese.

Fun wine! All natural, no so2 additions. Lots of earthy funk, but in the best way. Underbrush, barnyard(Bret), wild cherry, raspberry, great acid, dried herbs and anise. Worked well with some head cheese.

1 person found it helpfulOct 19th, 2017
Brash Higgins

Sassafras, roots, twigs, beets, cloves, great acid. A pleasure, cinnamon apples as it opens...moving to lime zest and cranberry. Great booze

Sassafras, roots, twigs, beets, cloves, great acid. A pleasure, cinnamon apples as it opens...moving to lime zest and cranberry. Great booze

1 person found it helpfulJun 16th, 2016