Region France, Jura
Style Walnut, Curry leaves, Cardamom
Bottle Size 75cl
Affectionately known as ‘Le Pape d’Arbois’, Jacques Puffeney officially retired after vinifying his 52nd vintage in 2014, selling the majority of his vineyards to Domaine du Pélican. Here you can own a little bit of history, and an absolutely banging wine.
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.
Superb partner to rich, creamy dishes with mushrooms such as morels, it has a flavour similar to an aged amontillado sherry, with walnut and truffley tones, and the longer you keep it the more complex and resonant it becomes. For drinking now to 2100!