Thursday, October 13, 2016

Preview: To the Jura #Winophiles

The French Winophiles are touring the Jura this weekend. Stay tuned.

About the Region
Location: Eastern France, lying approximately 50 miles east of Burgundy on the Swiss border

Soil: Predominantly limestone from the Jurassic period with a higher percentage of clay in the northern part of the region, especially around Arbois

The Six AOCs (Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée) and Year Granted:
  • Arbois, 1936
  • Château-Chalon, 1936
  • Côtes du Jura, 1937
  • L’Etoile, 1937
  • Crémant du Jura, 1995
  • Macvin du Jura, 1991

Most Common Red Varieties:
  • Poulsard (AKA Ploussard)
  • Trousseau
  • Pinot Noir

Most Common White Varieties:
  • Chardonnay
  • Savagnin
  • Pinot Gris (for Crémant du Jura)

In the Conversation listed alphabetically by post title

Join Us
It's not too late to join in the fun. If you have a post about the Jura that will go live on Saturday, please let me know and I can add you to the line-up. Otherwise, we'll be live on Twitter on Saturday, October 15th at 11am Eastern/ 8am Pacific. Follow along with the hashtag #Winophiles. Come share your favorite food, wine and travel experiences featuring the Jura. And on November 19th, we'll be focused on Cahor and Beaujolais. 

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