Peggy and her husband Jean-Pascal farm tiny 4 hectares in a breathtakingly beautiful village of Rotalier in Jura. Jura is a mountainous region in France that borders Swiss. They do all the work themselves, except during harvests, when their family and friends help. Peggy and Jean-Pascal have several parcels with various expositions and soils. Peggy and Jean-Pascal produce about a dozen different cuvées each vintage. There are a few barrels of this and that, all vinified with love and care.
A sparkling wine made from Chardonnay grown on cool mountain climate with marl soil. This wine is made in the traditional Méthode Champenoise. The lees are in bottles for about two years before this sparkler is disgorged.
This is the top wine for Peggy et Jean-Pascal. This Savagnin has three different strains of Savagnin planted in selection massale. The three stains are the green, the yellow, and the pink – each describing the colours of grapes when they are ripe. Peggy et Jean Pascal believe the three heirloom strains of Savagnin add complexity that are greater than sum of its parts. This lieu-dit L'Hôpital is a stunning two-tier terraced slope facing south with crushed limestones and marl. L'Hôpital is a tiny parcel that yields 2 to 3 barrels on average per year. The elevage is about 18 months in neutral barrels. Savagnin that speaks of place, vignerons, and love.
Savagnin is the signature white grape in Jura. No other varietal appears to be more expressive than Savagnin in the foothills of Jura. This single-vineyard Savagnin comes from the climat of Varron composed of limestones with red clay. The vines were planted in 1948. The wine is aged in neutral barrels for about eighteen months.
Chardonnay grown on marl soil, which is a uniquely defining feature in Jura. The total surface of this vineyard is just over 0.25 hectares. Taste and nose of Chardonnay that can only come from the foothills of Jura. Aged in neutral barrels for about eighteen months. There is something magical about Jura whites that spend two winters in barrels in icy cellars. Peggy and Jean-Pascal Buronfosse personally prefer fresh style whites and shy away from oxidized wines common in Jura. The word ouillé that appears on the labels for all their white wines means 'topped-up' – as in not oxidized.
From tiny 0.3 hectare vineyard on a limestone plateau. So French. A beautiful and singular expression of Chardonnay grown on cold climate at the base of Rotalier Mountain. There is something about mountain wines from a great vigneronne. They hit all the notes with absolute clarity. This wine is aged in neutral barrels for about nine months.
Poulsard or Ploussard is a local varietal to Jura. Poulsard is thin-skin, high-maintenance grape that gives light colour wine, just a shade darker than rosé. A great Poulsard has haunting fragrance with refined taste. From the vines on a limestone slope planted in 1947. Elevage in about 9 months in neutral barrels.
Pinot Noir made from the vines grown on the limestone hills of Rotalier in Jura is very ethereal. Light bodied with seductive texture.
Savagnin Noir is the Jura's way saying Pinot Noir. This lieu-dit Pinot Noir is made from the vines planted in 1948 and grown on the limestone hills of Rotalier in Jura. The elevage in about 9 months in neutral barrels. The vineyard surface is about the size of a standard lot in Vancouver.
Wine of incredible drinkability. A refreshing red wine made from the indigenous ancient varietals in Jura. It is a field-blend of Ploussard, Enfarine, Beclan, Teinturier, and Pinot Noir from the tiny 0.70 hectare vineyard. There used to be many beautiful field-blend vineyards in Jura but only a few remain due to world standardization of wine.
(The labels are not current vintages and are shown for illustration purposes only)