Jura & Savoie wines

The Jura: a defiladed region of France both in terms of extension and neighbouring Burgundy that has always had the spotlight on it.

A tiny wine-growing area that is tough at first glance: the climate is an endurance test, with rainfall 220 days a year on average, long, harsh winters and hot summers: this but much more is Jura. 

There are 7 Aocs in Jura: Arbois, mainly red wines, a smaller percentage of whites, Chateau-Chalon with only Vin Jaune from the Savagnin; L’Étoile mainly cultivated with Chardonnay and Savagnin, Côtes du Jura with all cultivated wines, Macvin Du Jura is vin doux natural, fermented must with added spirit; the Crémant Du Jura, classic method from grapes of Chardonnay, Pinot noir and Trousseau in at least 70%, for the Crémant rosé Pinot noir and Poulsard in at least 50%. Lastly, Marc Du Jura, a distillate from the marc of Chardonnay, Savagnin, Pinot noir, Poulsard and Trousseau.

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There are 23 vines cultivated in Savoie, among which the pronounced white grape varieties Jacquère, Altesse (also known as Roussette) and Verdesse, together with Chasselas, Chardonnay and Roussanne. The most cultivated black grape varieties are Mondeuse, Persan, Gamay and Pinot noir, from which rosé and sparkling wines are also produced.

There are three AOCs: Vin de Savoie, Roussette de Savoie and Seyssel

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