Jura Wines with Attitude
These whites are a Jura specialty. Called vins typés (typical wines) here, they are made by simply leaving a wine alone to age in barrel under a protective layer of yeast. The wines develop a wonderful, unforgettable nutty flavor allied to intense acidity and spice.
The process is Sherry-like, but the taste is not. It’s an acquired taste, but once acquired, it won’t be put away lightly. The indigenous Savagnin grape gives the best of these flavors.
92 Domaine Pignier 2009 Savagnin (Côtes du Jura). A wine that has complex, oxidative tendencies, giving smokiness, almond flavors alongside the ripe apricots. The acidity of this wine is intense, deliciously fresh while also mature. It gives a tension to the wine that suggests further potential for aging. Drink until 2020. Polaner Selections.
abv: 13% Price: $39