62cl bottle - 2016 Vin Jaune, Domaine Benoît Badoz, Côtes du Jura, france

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Ranked among the greatest wines of France, Vin Jaune is made exclusively from the Savagnin grape variety. Planted on Jura blue clays, it is aged in oak barrels for 6 years and 3 months, without compensating for the evaporation of around a third of the volume. A veil of yeast forms on the surface of the wine, and protects it from any oxidation. It is during this long ageing that it acquires its aromas of nuts, almonds and spice. 

The Badoz family have been vignerons in Poligny, in the heard of Jura since 1659, transferring traditional winemaking techniques and local know-how from father to son for more than 10 generations. In 1970 Bernard Badoz set about a varietal re-planting programme to match varietals with the different soils found in the ‘Roussots’ vineyards of the family domaine. This rigorous work enabled him to develop high end wines combining an expression of grape varietal with that of terroir. In 2003 his son Benoit took over and brought about further changes and new wines which further improved the overall quality.

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