2012 Vignerons Les Mathenys Vin Jaune 620ml

Jura, France

Rare, exquisite Vin Jaune, laden with power and precision.



About The Wine

Elise and Emeric Foleat at Vignerons Les Mathenys are devotees of the legendary Jacques Puffeney, Emeric having worked alongside him for eight years.

This rare Vin Jaune, with many years under its yeast veil, is unashamedly Puffeneyan... massively powerful, saline and rich, with a long, long life ahead..

About Vignernos Les Mathenys

After having spent eight years working for Jacques Puffeney before going out on his own, Emeric Foléat and his partner Elise began Les Matheny. Both natives of Jura, they named their estate after their tiny home village of Matheny.

Today, their holdings encompass three and a half hectares of vines spread across Arbois, Montigny-les-Arsures, and Poligny.

Having converted an old, rustic farmhouse into their winery, they work without the aids of modern technology. There is no recipe or format, rather each year, and vintage, dictates the nature of their winemaking style. A cask or two might be kept under voile for an extra-long time if the underlying material proves worthy. Topping up barrels may occur occasionally, based solely on taste and instinct.

Elise and Emeric Foleat
Elise and Emeric Foleat
Jura, France
Additional Info

From The Importer

Jura White - Savignan. A truly unique wine. Aged in 600 litre barrels for six years with no topping. During this time the wine creates a film of yeast called flor, just as you would see in Sherry. The result is an incredibly nutty, salty wine that is bewildering. It matches perfectly with the local dish of Coq au Vin Jaune, and the world famous Comté cheese. As the wine evaporates (the ‘angels share’ as it is called) it concentrates. This is why a Vin Jaune bottle is 620ml instead of 750ml. If you have not tried Vin Jaune then be brave and try.

Blend : Savagnin (100%)
ABV : 13%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2034
Bottle Size : 620ml

Working the vines
Working the vines
Jura, France

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