Jean Bourdy Cotes du Jura Blanc (750ml)
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Caves Jean Bourdy is one of the oldest domaines in the Jura, it was established in 1474. Today the domaine is run by brothers Jean-Phillipe and Jean-François, the 15th generation of winemakers at this estate. The Bourdys grow their vines on 10 hectares of land, including a half hectare in Chateau Chalon AOC. Caves Jean Bourdy are traditionalists; they use old barrels—some as much as 80 years old—for fermentation and aging of the wines. The domaine has a reputation for its extensive library of old wines, some dating back to the early 1900s and even later. The Domaine was certified biodynamic in 2006, and the combination of some of the best terroir in the Jura and careful and patient winemaking results in wines that thoroughly express the land on which it is grown. They produce a full range of Jura wines; red blends made of Poulsard, Pinot Noir and Trousseau, whites made of Chardonnay or Savagnin, and the special Chateau Chalon, which is aged for over 6 years under a film of flor (yeast) that protects the wine, imbuing it with one of the most complex noses that can be found in the wine world.
Lemon curd, steel and a unique nutty aroma. The palate has great density and concentration and an electrical acidity. Fine herbs, wet rock, meadow flowers and nuts; this is an expression of sub-alpine grape growing in all its purity. This wine goes very well with fondue and cheeses like Comté, Morbier, Mont d’Or as well as seafood or white meats.
Farmed according to biodynamic and organic principles. The Bourdy Jura Blanc is 100% Chardonnay from a small high elevation alpine vineyard with a range of exposures. The soil is a combination of clay, limestone and blue marl. The grapes are hand harvested, directly pressed and undergo spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts. The wine ages between three and four years in old oak barrels before bottling without any filtration or fining and minimal SO2 addition.
The producers suggest opening this 3-4 hours before drinking and serving it at 15-16 degrees Celcius. This wine shows the promise of ageing for decades. The producer says it could age indefinitely, up to 100 years!
Here’s one for the geeky, adventurous crowd. This wine has Jura written all over it – there’s a certain wild musk note in this wine that’s hard to put your finger on, but very evident. This wildness is nicely offset but a surprisingly clean mouthfeel with lovely nutty tones, a noticeable salty sapidity, and refreshing acid. This wine has the bones to age, but is approachable and drinking beautifully right now, and will continue to do so for decades.