Possibly the most natural wine style in the world. It sits in barrel for more than 6 years under a veil of flor (yeast) which not only protects the wine from the nasty yeast, but also produces what we know as oxidative characteristics (aldehydes) which lend that distinctive nutty and salty flavour to the wine. This is a wine to be respected and admired. Only produced in exceptional years, these wines will age a lifetime and should be drunk with the local Jura cheese, Comte. - Chris L
Wines from the Jura are one of the hottest ticket items in wine bars across the globe at present. Why has this obscure wine producing region known mainly for the aged, yellow, savoury Vin Jaune become so popular?
Regardless, we are delighted to be working with Philippe Bornard, one of the region's most exciting natural winemakers. He produces a wide range of wine styles and we order most of them to let you work out which ones you prefer.
Philippe lives in the quaint village of Pupillin which is quite close to Arbois near the Swiss border. He inherited the vineyard from his father and decided to make wine himself rather than sell his grapes to others. He makes his wine under his house which overlooks the village.
The wines cover two appellations. The first is the broader Cotes du Jura and then most of the wines are from the tiny Arbois Pupillin which only applies to grapes grown in the commune of Pupillin. You will notice that in this appellation it is permitted to name the grape variety on the label ‚– which is unusual for France. - Importer Note
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