Domaine Pecheur 2011 Vin Jaune, Cotes du Jura AOC
Item Number: 13494
Sub Region: Jura
Appellation/AVA: Cotes du Jura AOC
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 100% Savagnin
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Blue marl, White rock (Dolomie)
Winemaker Notes: The Domaine Pecheur began producing wine in 1976 from a single hectare of vineyards. Located in Darbonnay, in the Cotes du Jura appellation, the domaine is owned by Christian and Patricia Pêcheur who, since its inception, have worked diligently to improve and expand production of classic Jura wines. Now, the domaine extends over eight hectares with vineyards primarily situated on the hillside slopes of the villages of Darbonnay and Passenans with an extension into the fabled town of Voiteur for the production of Chateau Chalon.
Winemaking Notes: The vineyard work is conducted according to organic principles, although the domaine is not certified organic. Neither pesticides nor herbicides are utilized. Grapes are manually harvested from 40 year old vines. The whites are all barrel-fermented with indigenous yeasts and barrel-aged. The Savagnin is aged for 3 to 6 years before bottling; the Vin Jaune undergoes an “elevage” of six years and three months.
Tasting Notes: A bright gold color. Rich, with oxidative notes. Nuts and exotic spices on the palette. To enjoy with a Snail Cassolette, a Yellow Wine Trout or the famous Rooster drowned in its juicy Vin Jaune juice.