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Benoit Badoz Cotes de Jura Vin Jaune


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On the nose nuts, curry and white flowers and a burnt candied citrus quality. The palate is exceptionally rich and creamy with honeysuckle, quinine, peach and a salty tang, Challenging but rewarding! Try it with aged comté.

Planted on blue Jurassic clays, it matures in oak barrels for 6 years and 3 months, without compensating for the evaporation share of around a third of the volume. A veil of yeast forms on the surface of the wine, and protects it from any oxidation. It is during this long ageing that it acquires its spicy aromas of nuts, almonds or curry.

The Badoz family have been vignerons in Poligny, in the heard of Jura since 1659, transferring traditional winemaking techniques and local know-how from father to son for more than 10 generations. In 1970 Bernard Badoz set about a varietal re-planting programme to match varietals with the different soils found in the ‘Roussots’ vineyards of the family domaine. This rigorous work enabled him to develop high end wines combining an expression of grape varietal with that of terroir. In 2003 his son Benoit took over and brought about further changes and new wines which further improved the overall quality.

Type White
Country France
Region Jura
Appellation Cotes de Jura
Vintage 2012
Grapes Savagnin
ABV 14.8%