Ranked among the greatest wines of France, Vin Jaune is made exclusively using the Savagnin grape variety. Aged in oak barrels for 6 years and 3 months where about a third of the volume is lost to evaporation and not refilled. A veil of yeast forms on the surface of the wine, and protects it from oxidation. It is during this long aging that it acquires its unique and complex flavours.
The wine has delicate spicy aromas of honey, nuts, almonds and curry. Sweet and creamy on the palate, it offers a great aromatic complexity, dominated by nuts, green apples and spices.
A special wine to enjoy with comte and hazelnuts.
The Badoz family have been vignerons in Poligny, in the heard of Jura since 1659, transferring traditional winemaking techniques and local know-how from father to son for more than 10 generations. In 1970 Bernard Badoz set about a varietal re-planting programme to match varietals with the different soils found in the ‘Roussots’ vineyards of the family domaine. This rigorous work enabled him to develop high end wines combining an expression of grape varietal with that of terroir. In 2003 his son Benoit took over and brought about further changes and new wines which further improved the overall quality.