Region France, Jura
Style Walnut, Curry leaves, Cardamom
Bottle Size 75cl
Domaine Macle has long been famed for making some of the best oxidative wines in the Jura. They sell more than 97% of this Chateau Chalon bottling to loyal private customers, so this is one of those "if you know you know" domaines.
Even their Côtes du Jura Chardonnay will comfortably age for 30 years!
Vin Jaune is the Jura’s real speciality, from late-harvested savagnin, pressed and aged under a veil of yeast in old oak for six years, then assembled and aged in foudre for a further year. The bottles hold 62cl – the volume that is said to remain out of one litre of wine following six years of slow and steady evaporation.
The elegant and long-lived 2011 was vinified in cuve for a year, then transferred into old barrels and aged 'sous voile' for a further six years, where the aromas and flavours are all naturally amplified. Incredibly complex, on the nose you note stewed prunes, figs, chestnut and straw, and on the attack there is a tension between richness and acidity.
Serving advice from Laurent – never, ever carafe or serve too cold, it’s best around 17/18°C and opened the day before drinking. For drinking now to 2100!
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