Domaine de la Borde Arbois Pupillin Vin Jaune 2013

MCF Rare Wine

Domaine de la Borde is a tiny Jura estate in the appellation of Arbois-Pupillin that makes excellent, high-character wines. Winemaker Julien Mareschel might not have much space to work with, but he certainly makes the most of it. With three and a half of the domaine's five hectares dedicated to growing white varieties (Chardonnay and Savagnin) and 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. 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. The 2013 Vin Jaune d'Arbois is a classical style of Arbois. Pronounced bouquet of exotic citrus, almond, and earth. Richly textured and vibrant on the palate, with classic flor tartness and quite a bit of body.

Vintage: 2013
Country: France
Region: Jura
Appellation: Arbois Pupillin
Grape: Savagnin
Farming: Organic/Biodynamic
Drink: Now-2040