The French wine region of Jura produces rich and distinctive wines, and has become famous for its vin jaune (literally yellow wine). Located in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region of Eastern France, Jura is home to five cépages, or grape varieties: Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, alongside other indigenous reds: Savagnin, Trousseau and Poulsard (ploussard). The famed vin jaune style is comparable to Côte de Beaune Burgundy, but with a twist of Sherry/oxidative features – and respresents excellent value. Bordering Switzerland, the region's cool climate is influenced by its mountainous topography, with relatively mild summers, cold winters, hot days and chilly nights. Jura's terroir features limestone-rich soils known as 'marls', which contribute to the wines' flavours and aromas.
We offer you Jura wines from the iconic Domaine du Pélican. If you've enjoyed previous vintages, you'll know these are wines of strong character, polished by the hand of the master of Volnay Guillaume d'Angerville and his winemaker Francois Duvivier.