Florent Rouve carries on the work of master Jean Rijckaert with unique, finely balanced wines that are elegant and mineral. Your guests will be delighted!
In addition to Burgundy grape types (chardonnay and pinot noir), the Jura also has its own native grapes that make its wines so individual: savagnin for whites, poulsard and trousseau for reds.
The Jura region currently has 6 Appellations d’Origine Contrôlée (Arbois, Côte du Jura, Château-Chalon, Macvin, L’Etoile, Crémant du Jura).
There are 1,850 hectares of vineyards, producing 85,000 hl of which 2/3 are whites and 1/3 reds and rosés. The region extends along the descending slopes of the Jura mountains to the plain.
The climate is definitely continental, with cold winters and unpredictable summers alternating between being mild or producing a heatwave.
The wines reveal characteristics of good quality, either as a result of the grape types used, or the method of winemaking ‘under the veil’.
Poulsard grapes produce very light-coloured wines, low in tannin but fruity. Trousseau grapes are richer in colour and tannin. Savagnin grapes are used to make the famous yellow wine, which is highly oxidised. Raised in the classic manner (‘ouillé’ to prevent oxidation), they produce great local wines that have the potential to be kept for a long time. Finally, the straw-coloured wine is sweet, with powerful flavours achieved by pressing dried bunches of grapes where the sugars are concentrated.