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The Jura is a major wine region located on the slopes of the Jura mountains in eastern France, between Burgundy and Switzerland. Those mountains also give their name to the Jurassic period, from which the area’s limestone soil dates. Once an important region, the Jura fell into obscurity -- blessedly so, as this has allowed it to retain its traditions and continue to produce its singular local wines. The region is dominated by small, family-owned estates, and this agrarian culture has helped preserve the region’s viticultural heritage.

The Jura is best known for its vin jaune, released under the appellations of L’Etoile and Chateau Chalon. This is a wine made from the Savagnin variety. It is fermented slowly and aged in small oak casks that are not topped up, so that the wine matures “sous voile” -- under a veil of active yeast similar to sherry’s flor. The result is a unique, oxidative wine released seven years after the harvest -- and not to be drunk Read more »

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  • 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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  • 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

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  • 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

    Snoothrank:

    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

    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

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  • 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

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    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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