About the Wine
People who know the Jura are familiar with bolder and rich white wines made from Savagnin. The region also allows for Chardonnay and, oh boy, does it deliver. Jura is about an hour east of Beaune, and the same chalky soils appear in both regions. With similar alpine aspects, you've got a recipe for world-class Chardonnay at a fraction of the cost.
The fruit for this wine comes from the lower slopes of the Jura, where the cooler temperature allows for long, slow ripening. Coupled with time in both new and old oak, you can expect a great balance of ripe fruit and cool freshness. Generously textured, this has a soft creaminess with layers of apple, peach, citrus and baking spices, undercut by a taut mineral line. A great flag bearer for the region.
About Domaine Courbet
Domaine Courbet is one of Jura's rising stars. The family have been making wine since 1869 and remain focused on the region's traditions and dedicated to quality. Over the years, the estate has transformed from a polyculture (grapes, grain and livestock) to being solely fixed on viticulture.
Father and son team, Jean-Marie and Damien Courbet, control a mere 7.5 hectares of vine, all of which are farmed biodynamically, with a conversion to organics underway. Given the small amount of wines they produce, Domaine Courbet get a lot of attention - half of their vines are located below Chateau Chalon, the most well regarded appellation of the region. With their uncompromising approach to winemaking, it is little wonder that they are on the must-have lists across wine bars and collectors across Europe.