Caves Jean Bourdy 2018 Côtes du Jura Blanc Chardonnay
Caves Jean Bourdy 2018 Côtes-du-Jura Blanc
Pairs with: Beaufort cheese soufflé
Good for: Impressing the wine snob in your life.
I am from: Jura, Burgundy, France
The story: 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. 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.
Why you’ll love me: Dry, lean, chalky. Notes of fine herbs and meadow flowers.