Jura Wine

Jura is a French wine region that lies between Burgundy and Switzerland. The wines produced here are very unique, some would say “funky,” meant in the nicest possible way. This is a cool-climate region, with clay and limestone soils and plenty of Jurassic era fossil matter, hence the name. It’s split into four regional appellations: Arbois, Côtes du Jura, L’Etoile, and Château-Chalon. 

Before the Phylloxera blight which destroyed most of the vineyards in the late 1800s, more than 40 varietals were grown here. Now only five grapes remain: Ploussard (Poulsard), Trousseau, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay (referred to here also as Melon d’Arbois), and Savignin (also called Naturé). Arbois and Côtes du Jura (for all areas outside of Arbois) cover red, white, and rosé wines made from all five grapes.The reds of Arbois tend to be pale (sometimes called rosé, even when they are full on reds because of their pink hue), light to medium-bodied and Read more »

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Varietals Produced in Jura View all

  • Savagnin

  • Bastardo

    Currently under threat of extinction. Grape: Bastardo Color: Red Synonyms: Trousseau   Main Regions:...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • Domaine Pignier

    The domain of Montaigu was founded in the 13th Century by Carthusian monks. They worked the best...

  • Château D'Arlay

    Located in the heart of the Jura vineyards, the Arlay Castle produces a "Great vintage" of the gu...

  • Stéphane Tissot

    A wine made with love and passion produces an emotion... You can find in a wine the personality a...

  • Domaine Rolet

    An Estate which reflects the image of an ever-changing Jura and family enterprise, this Estate wa...

  • Château Béthanie (Fruitière Vinicole d'Arbois)

    En 1906, alors que le vignoble jurassien se relève à peine de la crise phylloxérique, la concurre...

  • Domaine Berthet Bondet

    Jean Berthet-Bondet, like his wife Chantal, does not come from a long line of winemakers, althoug...

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Jura on Snooth

  • Brut Dargent Rose

    Snoothrank:

    The brut champagne, is great for $12- a steal, I love Veuve Cliquot and other quality champagne but decided to take a gamble on a cheapie. A pleasant surprise, yes I didn't throw it down the drain, I enjoyed it. Go and try this bargain, the word means quality for a lessor price!!!! Read More

    Wine review by Jackie132013


  • I have just been to collect my latest purchases which are not from the Jura but from Bordeaux www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/80304www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/80313www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/80314www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/80316 When I get around to drinking them I will.of course, be writing reviews on here Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Id recommend Gamay (Beaujolais) or for the more adventorous Trousseau eg. from ... from Philippe Bonard from Jura.  Good stuff with a highly interesting personalit Read More

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  • Arbois Savagnin Frederic Lornet 2010

    Snoothrank:

    I bought this boittle of wine from a mail-order [well internet ] company ... ... ... for £15.It is from the Jura wine region of France,a part of Franche-Comte between Burgundy and the Swiss border in the foothills of the Alps.The Arbois AOC was created in 1936 [although wine has been made in the region since at least medieval times]for wines ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • I have enjoyed both red and white wines from the Jura region but you do not often find them on sale. The Jura region accounts for only 1% of France's total wine production Read More

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  • Have enjoyed several versions over the years, but I always go back to the ... ... whites from the Tyrol and Jura, even dry chenin blanc or riesling)  and a variety of reds (first had it with Cab, but now prefer with Burgundy [not gag-worthy cherry cough syrup CA pinot], nebbiolo [barolo/barbaresco] or tempranillo  [rioja]) and even the likes o... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Just picked up 3/8 of a pound...


  • Henri Maire Rouge Vermeil Arbois Domaine de la Croix d'Argis 1996

    Snoothrank:

    I bought this bottle of wine from the website ... for £21.50.It is from the Jura wine region of France,a part of Franche-Comte between Burgundy and the Swiss border in the foothills of the Alps. The Arbois AOC was created in 1936 [ although wine has been made in the region since at least medieval times] for wines from around the small town of t... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • I don't think the presence of RS in the "Grey Riesling" has much ... there are those fans of the Jura, where it is still grown, who would probably differ.&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth! Need a little...


  • Frederic Lornet Arbois Trousseau 2011

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a mail-order company [www.confitdirect.co.uk ... ] for £12. It is from the Jura wine region of France,a part of Franche-Comte between Burgundy and the Swiss border in the foothills of the Alps.The Arbois AOC was created in 1936 [although wine has been made in the region since at least medieval times] for wines... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • We celebrated my wife Sandra's coming retirement - the 200 day mark was ... ... Benoit Badoz Cotes du Jura Trousseau 2012'.Next, we walked about seven blocks over to 7th street to Sandra's favorite sherry bar, 'Mockingbird Hill', where we enjoyed a few glasses of sherry.  Sandra ordered the dry flight, while I ordered the Amontillado Palo Cor... Read More

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