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 of Jura and the best vintages to taste in this region.
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.
Trousseau noir is a grape variety that originated in France (Jura). 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 bunches, and grapes of medium size. Trousseau noir can be found in many vineyards: Jura, South-West, Cognac, Bordeaux, Rhone valley, Loire valley, Savoie & Bugey, Beaujolais, Provence & Corsica, Languedoc & Roussillon.
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 with green olives, risotto with ceps (italy) or quiche with tartiflette.
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.
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