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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  • 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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  • Arbois Poulsard Fruitiere Vinicole d'Arbois 2012

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Notting Hill [ ... ] It is from the Jura wine region of France,a part of the 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 th... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Domaine de Montbourgeau l'Etoile 2010

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    Great apple flavors and a crisp finish. Read More

    Wine review by BeautifulCalamity


  • Domaine Rolet Pere et Fils Arbois Poulsard Vieilles Vignes 2011

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    Great non-vintage wine with wonderful flavors. Read More

    Wine review by BeautifulCalamity


  • While I appreciate what they (Tegan, Duncan Arnot-Meyers) are trying to do with ... ... you just can't beat Jur Read More

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  • "While I appreciate what they (Tegan, Duncan Arnot-Meyers) are trying to ... ... you just can't beat Jura.""That is where the Trousseau grape originated. I have not had it from anywhere else but it is a comparitively rare variety." It's more than that. Very close relative to chenin blanc and sauvignon blanc. Has hundreds of years of cultivati... Read More

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  • Cotes du Jura Tradition Domaine de Savagny NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Macvin du Jura Rouge Domaine de Savagny NV

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  • I know it is, that's why I said 'more' in the 2nd paragraph. ... ... unthinkingly assuming your Jura red was just another muscadet maker I didn't know. LOL. In my defense it's 5am over here on Monday morning and I haven't had any coffee yet.   BTW, whose did you purchase? I've had very little red from Jura. Mostly white and vin jaune.Some more... Read More

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  • Well, he's also making wine in Brooklyn, which is where I am now. So if the ... of those in Burgundy, the Jura, Etna.Well, maybe wine culture is rooted in those things, and certainly the Brits have been drinking wine for longer than the US existed. But in the 1950s and 60s, for most people in Britain, wine was viewed much as it was in the US - ... Read More

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  • SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: our origins and future in a single glance I am going to ... of those in Burgundy, the Jura, Etna. . . . Let me put this another way: I had never expected to export wine to Europe. Why would they need our wines? This view is not limited to London, but I found a very focused attention to it there: "yes, we revere Clos St.Den... Read More

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