Prémices Jasnières


100% Chenin Blanc. Prémices is Bellivière's opening Chenin Blanc, a Jasnières which was originally made from fruit from vines in conversion to biodynamic farming after Eric and Christine Nicolas's aquisition of the Bellivière estate. Since the whole estate is now fully converted to biodynamics, Prémices has evolved into being a barrel selection of the most fruit-forward wines--so it remains the first released and the most approachable and straightforward in its youth. The fruit comes from a range of sites on flinty clay soils over tuffeau (limestone). It is harvested manually, direct-pressed and fermented in barrel with native yeasts and minimal sulfur; it is aged an average of 10 months in used barrels. The 2017 has 5 grams RS and 5.6 grams acidity.


90 points
"Very savory, with prominent turmeric and ginger notes gliding along, while alluring apple and pear flavors give this some charm. Shows weight and beeswax details on the persistent, mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2027. 75 cases imported."
Alecks Zecevic,
Wine Spectator
, November 15, 2019

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Chenin Blanc
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