Region: Jura, France
Appellation: Côtes du Jura
The Jura region is an unusual one, located between Burgundy and Switzerland, this cold climate wine region is mostly known for their Vin Jaune from the Savagnin grape. This vineyard was founded by Carthusian monks in the 13th century but acquired by the Pignier family in 1794 after the monks fled into exile during the French Revolution.
The family has been practicing biodynamic winemaking since 1998 and the wine spends 48 months under a veil of flor, giving it an almost sherry like quality and imparting flavours of oxidized apples and walnuts. A classic pairing with a bit of Comté.