Nestled between Switzerland and Burgundy in the Eastern France, the small region of Jura is mainly known for the aged, yellow, savoury Vin Jaune. Here, in the quaint commune of Pupillin, Bornard has established his Domaine. Philippe has recently retired and his talented son Tony has now taken over the operation.
In 2107 the Bornard’s vineyards were hit by massive frosts and they lost 85% of their crops. So, they combined all their Chardonnay and Ploussard into one cuvée for each grape variety: Au Fil des Générations label was born. The design pays homage to the people who had contributed in the past - including Philippe, his father and grandfather - and to use a vintage illustration.
About the wines:
Le Gentil Blanc Savagnin 2018
This ancient white grape is Jura’s pride and is what goes makes their famous Vin Jaune. When young and fresh, it has floral and mineral characteristics. When oxidized it takes on spicy, nutty complexity. This grape is also known as Traminer, where it is also grown throughout Central Europe.
Le Pinotctambule 2017
Like Chardonnay, this grape is better known as the highly prized red from Jura’s Western neighbor, Burgundy. In Jura, it is often used in red blends, though you can find it on its own. The Pinot here tends to be pale and earthy. This is a very supple wine with good fruit and some length.
Au fil des generations NV Chardonnay 2017
Burgundy’s famous white grape is omnipresent in the Jura. Because of its versatility, Chardonnay is the most widely planted grape here.
Au fil des generations Ploussard 2017
Also called Poulsard, this grape tends to be pale and light, making perfumed and pretty red wines. Ploussard is the second most planted grape after Chardonnay. It is often used to add a bit of colour to Rosés.
Le Garde Corps Trousseau 2015
This late-ripening red grape makes up only a small amount of plantings in Jura but is considered prestigious. Trousseau offers more structure and power than the other two Jura red grapes and can be spicy and complex.
Point Barre Ploussard 2015
The Point Barre is made from the Poulsard (aka Ploussard) grape and is a light, delicate almost translucent red wine that gives off aromas of red currants, citrus and saddle leather with a touch of cinnamon. It is not high in alcohol (at a pleasant 12%) and it does not have aggressive tannins.