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- Jean-Baptiste Menigoz, Florian Kleine Snuverink
- Jean-Baptise Menigoz and Florien Kleine Snuverink – Domaine Bottes Rouge, Arbois Jean-Baptiste Menigoz, the former athletic teacher who completely changed his life after meeting wine in 2002. He quit his sporty life completely and started working together with winegrowers such as Raphael Monnier and Stephane Tissot to learn and of course to drink wines.
In 2009 he also studied eonolog school.
So in 2012 he felt well prepared to start out on his own and made his first wines from 2 hectares.
His vinery is located in the tiny village of Abergement le Petit, just 5 kilometres outside Arbois. In 2015 Florien Kleine Snuverink arrived to work with him and today they have 7 hectares in total, spread out around their little village and also on the slopes above Arbois. They own half of it and the rest they rent but all vineyards are farmed by them.
When it comes to Florien, you can easily say that she’s quite an unexpected sight here. Educated WSET Diploma student and former restaurant owner from Amsterdam, that went to Beaujolais to make wine together with Yvon Metras some years ago. She got stuck with the work in the vineyards and with the wines, but searched for a nicer view and found Jura and Jean-Baptiste.
Today they are partners in crime and develop the work in the vineyards and winery together. They make a lot of different experiments in the cellar, to find out the superior expression of each plot every year. We are so happy to be able to work with these guys and follow their preogress.
The whites are almost only ‘ouillé’ (topped-up) ones. Those are lively, intense in fruit, with fresh acidity and fine minerality, each cuvée is really personal and different-so you need to drink them all to feel the essence of the Domaine. The exception from the topped up wines is a ’Vin Jaune’-which is still under progress, and tastes nice so far.
Their reds are intense, red-fruity, aromatic and flirty.