A white wine from Jura, France made from Melon a Queue Rouge.
100% Melon à Queue Rouge‘Le rouge-queue’ is a small sparrow seen often in the Arbois and lends its name to this cuvée in allusion to the name of the varietal—melon à queue rouge, named for it
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Philippe Bornard lives in the village of Pupillin near Arbois and the Swiss border. His vineyards were inherited from his father, who previously sold only to co-ops. It was Pierre Overnoy, another Arbois winemaker, who eventually convinced Philippe to begin to make his own wine, and now, with over 27 years of experience under his belt, he is working with nearly 6 hectares of 30-year old vines, and farms exclusively biodynamically (He will be officially certified from 2012 on). The grapes are grown at high altitudes, on limestone and clay soils, allowing a slow ripening. Typically wine begins a long, slow maceration in fiberglass, and is then moved to large older oak barrels for maturation, which lasts about one year. Wines are of two appellations: Côtes du Jura and Arbois-Pupillin, and reflect beautifully the terroir of the Jura. You’ll agree from the first sip, we’re sure.
"Rouge-Queue" refers to the vine of the grape which turns red as the fruit ripens. This rare grape, Melon, is low-yielding native varietal to the Jura region. This cuvee is a complex treat that perfectly balances big fruit notes with sharp acidity that echoes through a long finish.
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