Jean Bourdy Cotes du Jura Blanc (750ml)
The Bourdy family has been in the wine business since 1475. For seven generations, this deeply rooted Jura family has been amassing a collection of vintage wines that date back to 1781, all stored and maintained in excellent condition. According to Robert Parker: “Wines from Jean-Francois Bourdy’s small cellar in Arlay have been trickling into the world’s wine markets with increasing regularity over the past decade (though there is a history of these wines in the U.S. even before World War II), causing considerable waves, an American fan club having accumulated, with buzz centring understandably around the Bourdys’ huge assortment of vintages spanning well more than a
century.” Their estate is just southeast of Burgundy in the Jura region, where they grow Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Trousseau and Poulsard.
Lemon curd, steel and nuts with great density and concentration and an electrical acidity. Fine herbs, wet rock, meadow flowers; this is an expression of alpine grape growing in all its purity.
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 then rests for 36-48 months in old oak before bottling without any filtration or fining and minimal SO2 addition. Naturally fermented. This wine shows the promise of ageing for decades.