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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  • Bastardo

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

  • Savagnin

  • 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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  • 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

    Forum post in the topic It seems I am off to France


  • 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

    Forum post in the topic It seems I am off to France


  • Chateau Chalon Jean Bourdy Arlay Jura 2006

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Oh, you can't leave us there, GdP.  You tasted "several dozen ... ... Had a Trousseau from Jura a few nights before that.  My idea of what Beaujolais ought to be--fun, fruit up front, sneaky tannins at most.  I liked it a lot more than Beaujolais I have had.  Went great with roasted chicken.And just slipping this in:  We're back in the house.... Read More

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  • Growing up fishing from boats off the coast of Santa ... or Isere. Not sure about a Jura chard, but worth a try. Certainly NZ SB's would kill the food. Perhaps South African chenins or SBs. Anyway, nothing loud and blowsy.Keep up the adventure log regarding fish acquisition! Nice of your friend to filet the meat for you. Usually when I give or ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Lingcod and Cooking Fresh Fish


  • Frederic Lornet Arbois Pinot Noir 2012

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    I bought this bottle of wine over the internet from www.confitdirect.co.uk for ... ... for £12. 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 AOC was created in 1936 [although wine has been made in the region since at least medieval times ] for wines f... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Frederic Lornet Arbois Ploussard 2012

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £12 from www.confitdirect.co.uk.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 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 th... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • An interesting-looking event in NYC. Wasn't aware Bonné had migrated ... Lab, which will focus on the Jura, Champagne, and Beaujolais.In order to facilitate a more in-depth and interactive tasting, we request that you RSVP to office@chambersstwines.com for one the following time slots: 5pm, 5:30pm, 6pm, and 6:30pm. This is a rare opportunity to... Read More

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  • Brut Dargent Rose

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    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

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