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

  • Mondeuse

    This characterful red grape grown in France’s alpine Savoie region is known as Refosco in hills of northern Italy. In...

  • Bastardo

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Pinot Noir

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

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  • Château D'Arlay

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

  • Domaine Berthet Bondet

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

  • Fruitiere Vinicole d'Arbois

    En 1906, alors que le vignoble jurassien se redresse à peine de la crise phylloxérique, les vins ...

  • Château Béthanie (Fruitière Vinicole d'Arbois)

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

  • Domaine Pignier

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

  • Stéphane Tissot

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

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  • Or in this case, ancient Greek wine. Interesting to consider the origins of the ... ... techniques still used in Jura and elsewhere. I do like the modern Jura versions.Dionysos making wine with satyrs and maenads: Excited old guys making their own wine:  Those ancient Greek jars were amphorae, and after storage in them, when it came time to dri... Read More

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  • Jura's great. First encountered the wines when I made a trip there in the effort to chase down some vin jaune (grapes dried on straw before vinification) I'd heard about but not yet seen, back in the early '80s. During that trip I also  got to meet their distinctive-but-excellent chardonnays, in depth, and some pure PNs. On later trips, and thro... Read More

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  • Don't see much Jura posted, I'll try to keep that producer in mind Duncan. Read More

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  • DUNCAN - I've always liked wines from the Jura region.  Smooth and supple, good fruit also. Read More

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  • I had a lovely wine which is easily the equal of a good Burgundy, a Cotes du Jura from Jean Bourdy,which is a blend of one third each of pinot noir,trousseau and poulsard,the last two being grapes native to the Jura region Read More

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  • Jean Bourdy Cotes du Jura Rouge 2009

    Snoothrank:

    I bought this bottle of wine for £12.50 from a shop in London [ ... ] The Cotes du Jura is an appellation created in 1937 for red,white,rose and sparkling wines from 105 communes between Burgundy and the Swiss border,an area known as Franche-Comte. Jean Bourdy is a well established family concern operating in this area.My bottle is made up of a... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Clervigny Arbois Reserve 2014

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a local supermarket for £8.50. It is from the Jura region of France,a part of Franche-Comte between Burgundy and the Swiss border in the foothills of the Alps. The Arbois appellation was created in 1936 [although wine has been made here since at least medieval times]for red,white,rose and sparkling wines from 1... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • A few recent purchases. Thanks to RCKR1951 for the H3 Blend suggestion, this ... Rolet Arbois 2011, France/Jura40% Poulsard, 30% Pinot, 30% TrousseauHaven't tried yet, really interested in this one. Read More

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  • BLM, yeah I figured it was pretty close to Meyrin. It's generally ... ... since I was last there.The Jura is also within relative striking distance, but requires more time than something surgical to Lyons. Very different wines there, though I do like many of them. That's a chardonnay of a different color.Now for a curveball, and not quite on t... Read More

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  • Yes the escargot are available around here. The grenouille not so much but ... but there is a place in the Jura that specializes in them. Reminds me I am due.  They both are an excuse to carry huge quantities of garlic and thus I do enjoy them. Sort of like a dose of the Gilroy garlic festival. DMC-  the airport place is not too far from the la... Read More

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