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2018 Domaine Pignier A Table avec Leandre

Jura, France

Intense, natural Jura red made from 11 different grape varieties, and with no sulphur added.

$78.00

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About The Wine

A robust Jura red that would be happy to spend a decade in your cellar, with rare concentration and structure.

Composed of eleven varieties, all picked and matured together, with some time in egg-shaped vats. It's a compelling wine, with some earthy wildness, some pinotesque forest floor feels and some smoothed-out rustic tannins.

No sulphur added at any time but this is more than a drink-now natty red, there is class, length and power abundant.

About Domaine Pignier

Seven generations of Pigniers have tended vineyards in the village of Montaigu located within the pastoral beauty of the Jura region, spanning a couple of centuries. The rest of 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 speading 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.

The vineyards of Domaine Pignier
The vineyards of Domaine Pignier
Jura, France
Additional Info

From The Producer

This wine is the fruit of a plot where 11 heirloom grape varieties which existed before the introduction of AOC, in the time of our grandfather Léandre, have been companion planted: Trousseau, Poulsard, Burgundy Pinot Noir, Jura Pinot Noir, Pinotin, Gamay Noir, Gamay Teinturier, Gamay Blanc, Petit Béclan, Argan and Enfariné. Each variety confers its particular qualities on the harmonious blend reminiscent of older wines.

All the grapes are vatted together for 1 month (a lunar cycle) with indigenous yeasts, no chaptalisation, nor any oenological additive.

Dark cherry-red colour, complex aromas of red fruits, against a background of woody undergrowth. Impressively powerful in the mouth with a fruity and tannic finish. Serve at 16° C with beef, pâtés or cheese. Ageing potential: 10 years

Blend : Eleven different varieties!
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

Hand harvesting at Domaine Pignier
Hand harvesting at Domaine Pignier
Jura, France
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Best with time in the bottle or time in the glass over a long dinner, this is a red from Jura that goes beyond the prevalent light, dusty, earlier drinking styles. - DD Wine Crew

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