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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • 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...

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  • Champ Divin Chardonnay 2011


    Very, very light Chardonnay. Flavors are muted somewhat. Would be more complex, but flavors are just too subtle. Mostly just a wet drink. Some oak and minimal butter, nice acidity. Read More

    Wine review by pboss

  • Vignoble les Roussots Trousseau Cotes du Jura Domaine Badoz 2010


    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Kensington ... about a tenner. The Cotes du Jura is an AOC created in 1937 for red, rose white and sparkling wines in the east of France close to the Swiss border covering a large area including 105 communes. The trousseau grape originated in this region but it is also grown in other parts of... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Good luck at your fancy dinner. If you are having beef or steak I would be ... ... enough I once bought some Jura wine in the Jura on the way back home from the Riviera and I did enjoy it but there are not that many places selling it here in the UK. I hope you enjoy your wines and remember that you do not know what you like or don't like until... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Let me be Frank

  •  Have been a Scotch lover all my life and still am.Circumstances has  ... read about the wines of the Jura region in France and this was by no accident but because I collect clocks and if you are familiar with that region and their famous Mobier Clocks you'll know how I got to it.I am here to take my wine tasting skills a notch or two higher, l... Read More

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  • Rolet Rose Cremant du Jura NV


    Fairly smooth bubbly Read More

    Wine review by runningbear

  • André & Mireille Tissot Crémant du Jura NV


    Dovetail dinner Read More

    Wine review by mark

  • The Jura is a small, obscure region in eastern France with a long history of wine making. In recent years, Jura wines have become more widely available and they are often sought after by sommeliers, wine geeks and illuminated wine lovers. Why?  Maybe because of the legendary nature of the Vin Jaune, or maybe cause the wines are fresh and interes... Read More

    Forum post in the topic THE Jura book we all need

  • Ploussard l'Uva Arbosiana Domaine de la Tournelle 2007


    Had first at Lot 2 on jan. 26, 2013 with Ben Jones. Read More

    Wine review by Sukkha

  • Jacques Puffeney Trousseau Arbois Cuvée les Bérangères 2010


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    Wine review by MicMurry

  • Jean Bourdy Jura Blanc NV


    Absolutely love this wine! Toasty hazelnut, honey, citrus flavors with mineral notes mid palate. Delish value! Read More

    Wine review by Wendy Crispell

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