Vin Jaune

Vin Jaune

Aged for 6 years and 3 months in 5 year old Burgundy barrels which are purposefully not topped off as the wine slowly evaporates. Unlike most other ageing cellars, the barrels of the Vin Jaune to be are stored in an attic where fluctuations in temperature are necessary to promote the development of the necessary veil which serves to allow for a controlled oxidation. After the necessary number of years, if the wine makes it that far, it is bottled with a light filtration in classic, Clavelin, of 620 ml which is the amount of wine remaining from 1 litre left to evaporate for 6 years and 3 months.

Classic nutty, sherry aromas and straw yellow color along with tart apple and fabulous acidity make this a wonderful wine to sip alone, enjoy with the classic, Coq au Vin Jaune, or to savor with the wonderfully nutty Comté cheese native to the Jura region.

Domaine de la Tournelle fact sheet (PDF)

Regions

France

Beaujolais
Burgundy
Champagne
Montagne de Reims Emmanuel Brochet Côte des Bars Domaine Marie Courtin Valleé de la Marne Flavien Nowack
Southwest
Côtes du Marmandais Élian Da Ros
Jura
Languedoc
Terrasses du Larzac Domaine du Pas de L’Escalette Saint Chinian Domaine Rimbert
Loire
Provence
Rhône
Mercurey, La Chassire, 1er Cru

Terre de Gryphées, ChardonnayThis wine is issued from two patches of Chardonnay, planted on clay and grey marl with the historical record of marine shells to be found dotting the vineyard…

Les Corvées sous CuronA Chardonnay with a more linear and profound mineral expression than its Terre de Gryphées counterpart. A rival for the great Chardonnays of the Côte de Beaune.

Fleur de SavagninThis wine lies at one end of the spectrum marking the range of style that Savagnin, the region’s most celebrated white varietal, can produce.

Savagnin de VoileThe same process which produces the Vin Jaune is employed here to produce a sort of half way house to its more famous sibling.

Vin JauneAged for 6 years and 3 months in 5 year old Burgundy barrels which are purposefully not topped off as the wine slowly evaporates.

L’uva ArbosianaThe thin skinned Ploussard (Poulsard) grape makes a faintly colored red wine, more floral than fruity, with little or no tannin and although certainly red, inhabits the soul of a rosé wine.

Trousseau des CorvéesAnother of the Jura’s unique red varietals, the Trousseau grape makes a slightly darker and more structured wine than does Ploussard while still maintaining a bright personality…