Vin jaune comes exclusively from the Jura vineyard and enjoys a worldwide reputation, thanks to its specific characteristics that give it a truly unmistakable taste:
- A single grape variety: Savagnin, a native variety planted only in the vineyard of Jura and which develops the most incredible aromas.
- AOC: it is produced across the 4 appellation areas of the Jura vineyard: Arbois AOC, Côtes du Jura AOC, L’Etoile AOC and Château-Chalon AOC.
- A unique production process: after fermentation, the wine spends 6 years and 3 months in oak barrels that are never topped up.
Usually, wine barrels are regularly topped up to compensate for the wine lost through evaporation and thus avoid oxidisation. In the case of vin jaune, the barrels are not topped up, but the wine is protected from oxidisation by a layer of yeast that forms at its surface. This process gives it complex aromas of walnut, hazelnut, almond, toast, honey, cinnamon, gingerbread and so on. Like magic!