Top 100 wines of Jura

Discover the top 100 best wines of Jura as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the wines that are popular in Jura and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Discovering the wine region of Jura

The Jura is a small wine region in eastern France that is responsible for some very special and traditional wine styles. It is close to the Swiss Jura, but quite distinct from it. Wedged between Burgundy to the west and Switzerland to the east, the region is characterized by a landscape of Wooded hills and the winding topography of the Jura Mountains. The Jura vineyards cover just over 1,850 hectares, forming a narrow strip of land almost 80 km Long from North to South.

The total area is steadily increasing, but is still less than one-tenth of the area planted with vines two centuries ago, before Phylloxera decimated the region's vineyards. Jura wines are sold under five main appellations, the most important of which are Arbois">Arbois and Côtes du Jura. Five main Grape varieties are used in the region's wines - three traditional and two more modern imports. The first of the local varieties is Poulsard (or Ploussard as it is called in the communes of Arbois and Pupillin), a red grape that accounts for about a fifth of the region's plantings.

Discover the grape variety: Melon

Melon blanc is a grape variety that originated in France (Burgundy). It produces a variety of grape specially used for wine making. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of grape is characterized by small to medium sized bunches and small grapes. Melon blanc can be found in several vineyards: South West, Cognac, Bordeaux, Loire Valley, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Provence & Corsica, Rhone Valley, Savoie & Bugey, Languedoc & Roussillon.

Food and wine pairing with a wine of Jura

wines from the region of Jura go well with generally quite well with dishes of poultry, mushrooms or mild and soft cheese such as recipes of chicken legs and changing, chicken breast with cream and mushrooms or gratin of helianthi (or jerusalem artichoke) with raclette cheese.

Organoleptic analysis of wine of Jura

On the nose in the region of Jura often reveals types of flavors of cream, prune or black currant and sometimes also flavors of red cherry, leather or forest floor. In the mouth in the region of Jura is a with a nice freshness.

News from the vineyard of Jura

Southern Rhône 2020: full report and top scoring wines

Southern Rhône 2020 overall rating: 4/5 Fresh, juicy and immediate reds with lower alcohol than recent years, though some lack concentration. Beautiful white wines. Southern Rhône 2020 red wine of the vintage: Domaine de la Janasse, Chaupin, Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2020 Southern Rhône 2020 white wine of the vintage: Château de Beaucastel, Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2020 Some vintages, such as 2016 and 2018, produce one style of wine in the Southern Rhône and a very different one in the Northern Rhône. In 2 ...

Cream of the Crop Auction: the drinks industry comes together ahead of the festive season

The Drinks Trust has partnered with Whisky.Auction to host its first annual auction, with all proceeds used to fund the different projects through which the charity supports the UK hospitality sector. The Drinks Trust is a community organisation for the drinks industry, offering educational, institutional, and peer-to-peer support to the sector’s professionals. It also provides wellbeing and financial assistance in challenging times, such as those the industry is currently facing.  In 2020 alone ...

Lirac & Tavel 2020: report and top-scoring wines

On the 25th March there was a frost in the Southern Rhône. ‘It’s normal to have frosts then – it’s practically still winter,’ says Rodolphe des Pins of Château de Montfaucon. Scroll down to see tasting notes and scores for the top-scoring Lirac & Tavel 2020 wines {"content":"PHA+QnV0IHdoZW4gdGhlIHZpbmVzIGhhdmUgd29rZW4gZWFybHksIGFzIHRoZXkgZGlkIGluIDIwMjAsIGl0IGNhbiBkZWNpbWF0ZSB0aGUgeW91bmcgYnVkcy48L3A+CjxwPjxkaXYgY2xhc3M9ImFkLWNvbnRhaW5lciBhZC1jb250YWluZXItLW1vYmlsZ ...

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