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SommSelect: Domaine Jean Bourdy, Côtes du Jura, Rouge Jura, France 2011 - SommSelect

$30

Buy 4 and we‘ll include shipping.*


Domaine Jean Bourdy, Côtes du Jura, Rouge Jura, France 2011


If you’re not aware of the increasingly deafening buzz surrounding the Jura lately, now is the time to take notice. The ancient appellation is tucked in the rolling foothills of the French Alps. Just an hour east of Burgundy, this region is delivering ethereal charm, complexity, pitch-perfect balance and a fragrant, alpine “sense of place” that has sommeliers, critics and collectors clamoring for the tiny amounts that leave France. Reminiscent of mature Pinot Noir from Vosne-Romanee with the essence of the Alps, these transparent, silken beauties rival serious examples of Burgundy at a fraction of the price. Crafted by a family whose history in the Jura could fill a Dumas novel, today’s 2011 Domaine Jean Bourdy Jura Red offers unparalleled lineage, pristine and biodynamically-grown mountain fruit and one of the most exquisite examples we’ve ever tasted. At this remarkable price point, this bottle of enchanting red wine encapsulates pedigree, quality, history and the magnificence of the Alps for an unforgettable, mind-blowing taste experience.


Situated in the picturesque Gallo-Roman village of Arlay—which was once a station on the ancient salt route—this spot has some of France’s oldest vineyards still in existence. With history that spans countless monarchs, the French Revolution, the phylloxera epidemic and two world wars, the history of Caves Jean Bourdy is a narrative for the ages. Dating from 1475, the fifteenth generation of this historic Domaine has been lovingly guided by brothers Jean-Phillipe and Jean-François since 1990. Their ancient cellar includes examples of estate-produced Château-Chalon from the 1800s and red and whites from the early 1900s. During the brothers’ tenure, the estate has been converted to biodynamic which allows the wine to express the energy and pure beauty of the Jura in every sip. With Jean-Phillipe and Jean-François at the helm, the wine is still crafted in an uber traditional style and is like a pristine time capsule of the great Jura wines of old.
 
This Côtes du Jura Rouge is derived from two extraordinary parcels; Montfied is an original part of the estate and lies just outside the cellar, the other, Pierrefay, lies amidst an old druid site that dates from 52BC. This hand-harvested blend of Poulsard, Trousseau and Pinot Noir hails from certified biodynamic, 30-40-year-old vines rooted in red clay and gravel soils. Whole grapes are fermented for 6-10 days with only natural yeast then allowed to go through malolactic fermentation before the wine is racked into barrels. The wine is aged for a minimum of four years in incredibly old French oak barrels, some of which date back eighty years. The wine is unfined and undergoes a light filtration before bottling. The result is akin to a great red Burgundy with an unrivaled sense of place.
 
This wine displays a pale ruby core with garnet reflections and a touch of orange on the meniscus, which reveals the wine’s touch of maturity. The charming and elegant nose exudes aromas of freshly picked alpine strawberry and raspberry laced with fragrant rose petal, tree moss, mushroom, wet cellar, alpine herbs and an array of fresh mountain scents. The medium-bodied palate delivers delicate and pure layers of wild red berries, underbrush, forest floor and minerality, which evolves into a refreshing and satisfyingly complex finish. Primed to charm lovers of Burgundy and the Jura alike, this wine is ready straight out of the gate without decanting. Simply open thirty minutes prior and serve in Burgundy stems at cellar temperature. Although this wine is stunning in the early days of its peak, it will evolve beautifully over the next decade. This wine shows beautifully next to classic Burgundian dishes such as Coq au Vin or Boeuf Bourguignon, but will also shine alongside this classic recipe for Pot au Feu (Pot on a Fire), which the Bourdy family recommends.
Situated in the picturesque Gallo-Roman village of Arlay—which was once a station on the ancient salt route—this spot has some of France’s oldest vineyards still in existence. With history that spans countless monarchs, the French Revolution, the phylloxera epidemic and two world wars, the history of Caves Jean Bourdy is a narrative for the ages. Dating from 1475, the fifteenth generation of this historic Domaine has been lovingly guided by brothers Jean-Phillipe and Jean-François since 1990. Their ancient cellar includes examples of estate-produced Château-Chalon from the 1800s and red and whites from the early 1900s. During the brothers’ tenure, the estate has been converted to biodynamic which allows the wine to express the energy and pure beauty of the Jura in every sip. With Jean-Phillipe and Jean-François at the helm, the wine is still crafted in an uber traditional style and is like a pristine time capsule of the great Jura wines of old.
 
This Côtes du Jura Rouge is derived from two extraordinary parcels; Montfied is an original part of the estate and lies just outside the cellar, the other, Pierrefay, lies amidst an old druid site that dates from 52BC. This hand-harvested blend of Poulsard, Trousseau and Pinot Noir hails from certified biodynamic, 30-40-year-old vines rooted in red clay and gravel soils. Whole grapes are fermented for 6-10 days with only natural yeast then allowed to go through malolactic fermentation before the wine is racked into barrels. The wine is aged for a minimum of four years in incredibly old French oak barrels, some of which date back eighty years. The wine is unfined and undergoes a light filtration before bottling. The result is akin to a great red Burgundy with an unrivaled sense of place.
 
This wine displays a pale ruby core with garnet reflections and a touch of orange on the meniscus, which reveals the wine’s touch of maturity. The charming and elegant nose exudes aromas of freshly picked alpine strawberry and raspberry laced with fragrant rose petal, tree moss, mushroom, wet cellar, alpine herbs and an array of fresh mountain scents. The medium-bodied palate delivers delicate and pure layers of wild red berries, underbrush, forest floor and minerality, which evolves into a refreshing and satisfyingly complex finish. Primed to charm lovers of Burgundy and the Jura alike, this wine is ready straight out of the gate without decanting. Simply open thirty minutes prior and serve in Burgundy stems at cellar temperature. Although this wine is stunning in the early days of its peak, it will evolve beautifully over the next decade. This wine shows beautifully next to classic Burgundian dishes such as Coq au Vin or Boeuf Bourguignon, but will also shine alongside this classic recipe for Pot au Feu (Pot on a Fire), which the Bourdy family recommends.





Country France
Region Arbois
Sub-Region Jura
Varietal Poulsard, Trousseau and Pinot Noir
Production n/a
Alcohol 13%
Oak Neutral French
Soil Clay and Gravel
Farming Organic and Biodynamic
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Country France
Region Arbois
Sub-Region Jura
Varietal Poulsard, Trousseau and Pinot Noir
Production n/a
Alcohol 13%
Oak Neutral French
Soil Clay and Gravel
Farming Organic and Biodynamic
SommSelect: Domaine Jean Bourdy, Côtes du Jura, Rouge Jura, France 2011 - SommSelect SommSelect: Domaine Jean Bourdy, Côtes du Jura, Rouge Jura, France 2011 - SommSelect

$30

Buy 4 and we‘ll include shipping.*

“Crafted by fifteenth-generation winemakers, this Côtes du Jura Rouge delivers an alpine “sense of place” that is one of the most exquisite examples of what the Jura has to offer.”

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