Producer wine
Caves Jean Bourdy

COUNTRY :
France

REGION :
Jura

PRODUCTION :

Jean-Phillipe Bourdy and Jean-François Bourdy

Caves Jean Bourdy is one of the oldest domaines in the Jura. Created in the late 1400’s, the Domaine is now run by brothers Jean-Phillipe and Jean-François, the 15th generation of winemakers at this estate. The Bourdys grow their vines on 10 hectares of land, including a half hectare in Chateau Chalon AOC. Caves Jean Bourdy makes wine the old fashioned way, using old barrels—some as much as 80 years old—for fermentation and aging of the wines. The Domaine is known for its extensive library of old wines, with reds dating back to 1926 and whites dating back to 1911 (1865 for Chateau Chalon). The Domaine was certified biodynamic in 2006, and the combination of some of the best terroir in the Jura and careful and patient winemaking results in wines that thoroughly express the land on which it is grown. Caves Jean Bourdy produces a full range of wines of the Jura—from red blends of Poulsard, Pinot Noir and Trousseau, whites made of Chardonnay or Savagnin, and of course the very special Chateau Chalon, which is aged for more than 6 years as a film of flor (yeast) protects the wine, imbuing it with one of the most complex noses that can be found in the wine world.

CUVÉES
Wine

“Galant des Abbesses”

Region: Jura
Grape: Chardonnay
Vineyard Size: 0.5 hectares
Soil: limestone
Average Age of Vines:
Farming: biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: must is collected, heated in copper, infused with 25 spices
Aging: 36 month minimum
Fining: none
Filtration:
none
So2:
2-3 mg/L

Wine

Côtes du Jura Rouge

Region: Jura
Grape: Poulsard, Trousseau, Pinot Noir
Vineyard Size: 3.2 hectares
Soil: red clay, gravel
Average Age of Vines: 30-40 years
Farming: biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: 6-10 day whole cluster fermentation with indigenous yeasts, second fermentation before adding to barrels
Aging: minimum 48 months in old oak
Fining: none
Filtration: slight filtration
So2: 40 mg/L

Wine

Côtes du Jura Blanc

Region: Jura
Grape: Chardonnay
Vineyard Size: 2.5 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone, blue marl
Average Age of Vines: 30-40 years
Farming: biodynamic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: direct press, fermentation with natural yeasts, second fermentation in tanks
Aging: 36-48 months in old (up to 80 years) oak
Fining: none
Filtration: slight filtration
So2: 50 mg/L