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Jacques Puffeney Vin Jaune*Packaging may vary

Jacques Puffeney Vin Jaune

Savagnin / Jura, France


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Category
Savagnin
Region
Jura, France

Product description

This gem of a wine is made from the Savagnin grape variety. The atypical aging process adds a delightful intentionally oxidized character to this dry white. Rich aromas of hazelnuts, walnuts and preserved lemons. Enjoy with Comté today or, hold for decades. Vin jaune is French for "yellow wine." This wine, special to the Jura region of France, is similar to dry fino Sherry and is matured in barrel under a film of yeast called "voile." While Vin Jaune is similar to sherry in some flavor characteristics, it is not a fortified wine. Savagnin is the only grape permitted to be used in making the unique and exquisite Vin Jaune. It is not made every year. The Savagnin destined for the Vin Jaune must age in foudre at least 6 1/2 years but Puffeney usually waits 8 1/2 years to make a final determination as to whether the appropriate quality level has been reached. Those barrels that have not developed as Puffeney wishes are sometimes bottled as special cuvées of Savagnin, thus preserving only the very best and most promising barrels for later bottling as "Jaune." NOTE: the Vin Jaune is a dry wine! A meal constructed around the great "Jaune" from Puffeney is a special treat. In our experience, rare is the wine that has the persistence of flavor and ability to enrich and complement food as does a fine Vin Jaune from Jacques Puffeney – use this wine in preparing the cuisine as well – you will not regret it.

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