Get ready for more head-turning wines from the most interesting region in France.
When you're looking for something to shake your palate out of the mid-winter doldrums, it's always a safe bet to head straight to the Jura section of our store, which is full of independent-minded winemakers and always-interesting wines.
This Saturday from noon to 4pm, we'll spotlight one of our favorite Jura producers with a line-up of excellent, high-character 2015 and 2016 wines from Julien Mareschel of Domaine de La Borde!
With a tiny estate in the appellation of Arbois-Pupillin, Julien might not have much space to work with, but he certainly makes the most of it.
Three and a half of the domaine's five hectares are dedicated to growing white varieties (Chardonnay and Savagnin), with the remaining hectare and a half going to red (Trousseau, Pinot Noir and Ploussard).
Half of the vines are more than 30 years old, and the other half were planted between 1985 and 1990, and the estate is entirely organic/biodynamic.
A unique terroir, strict hand-harvesting of the grapes, and a meticulous vinification process ensure the wines have a distinct sense of place—not to mention the kind of nuance and head-turning character that adventurous palates are always searching for.
This weekend, you can taste your way through a cross-section of Domaine de La Borde's wines, including 3 whites, 2 reds, and a truly delicious ice wine.