Vin Jaune 2012
Domaine de la Borde
***PLEASE NOTE THIS IS AN OXIDATIVE WINE THAT COMES in 62.5ml FORMAT***
Grape Variety: Savagnin
Producer: Domaine de la Borde
Region: Arbois Pupillin, Jura, France
Wild Scale: 5/5
Vegan friendly wine
Winemaking: Organic Savagnin grapes were hand harvested and spontaneously fermented with indigenous yeast in old oak barrels that were not topped up. This encouraged the growth of a layer of flor which the wine was aged under for 6 years. Bottled with no filtration or fining and just a touch of sulphur.
This Wine: This is the famous Vin Jaune wine of the Jura. Big and full bodied with intense umami notes along with spice, honey and hazelnuts. The perfect accompaniment to cheese and also works well with sushi. We have kept in the celler for a couple of years so this is now a very hard to find vintage.
Notes on the Winemaker: Julien Mareschal came to the Jura region at the age of 23 after studying winemaking in Burgundy and now owns 5 hectares of vines at high altitude in the famous region of Arbois. He he produces immaculate wines with the use of little or no sulphur using local grape varieties such as Chardonnay, Savagnin and Ploussard.