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Jean Bourdy Côtes du Jura Blanc
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Jean Bourdy Côtes du Jura Blanc 2014

Jura, FranceThe Bourdy family has been growing vines / making wine since 1475 in Jura, and brothers Jean-Phillipe and Jean-François Bourdy is the 15th generation. The Bourdys grow their vines on 10 hectares of land, including a half hectare in Chateau Chalon AOC. They proudly make wine the old fashioned way, using old barrels (up to 80 years old) for fermentation and aging. This chardonnay was from 30-40 year old biodynamically farmed vines rooted on clay, limestone, and blue marl. After a native ferment in stainless, this spent four years in barrel without inputs or topping up. Intense with almonds, flake sea salt, elderflower blossoms, lemon curd, and that oxidative flor cut that sharpens this to a lingering herbal finish. Fantastic freshness throughout. This is an uncompromising wine; open well in advance now, even a day, for best results.Tasted: 01 January 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 50.00 private wine shops Producer: Domaine Jean BourdyDistributors: Sedimentary Wines
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 826297