Seven generations of Pigniers have tended vineyards in the village of Montaigu in the pastoral serenity of the Jura region, spanning a couple of centuries. The rest of the world may have progressed astonishingly over that time but Domaine Pignier, like Jura itself perhaps, seems to have aged not a day.
Three siblings, Marie-Florence, Antoine and Jean-Etienne are the current custodians, and when they took over in the late 1990s, they committed to a holistic, organic approach, working the vineyards biodynamically since 2000, and achieving Demeter certification in 2003.
Their thirteen hectares of vines spreading down the valleys from Montaigu are planted to Trousseau and a little Ploussard for reds, and Chardonnay and Savagnin for whites. All are labelled under the Cotes du Jura AoC.