Domaine de la Borde Cote de Caillot
Julien Mareschal of Domaine de la Borde makes some of the most enchanting Jura wines we have come across, though sadly the quantities available are miniscule. Julien has 5 hectares of vines on the slopes of the most prestigious Jura appellation of Pupillin and his are some of the highest at up to 550m above sea level. Winemaking is biodynamic with hand-harvesting, native yeasts and minimal sulphur.
This is Chardonnay from 25 hectares of 35-year-old vines planted in limestone on the top of steep slopes at 450m in elevation. Julien crafts serious Chardonnay in the 'ouille' style, showcasing the true terroir of the site. The wine ferments naturally with indigenous yeasts and is raised in old, 1200L barrels. Ripe apricot, mountain herbs, peach and wild honey, and a little spice.