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Vieux Macvin de Savagnin

François Rousset-Martin

The Macvin winemaking style can be traced back to the 14th century. François Rousset-Martin makes this Macvin with unfermented Jura Savagnin. The juice and must are cooked down and reduced by half. It’s then fortified with a neutral spirit and aged in barrel. The end result is a complex and thought-provoking wine loaded with notes of dried fruits, herbs, and citrus zest. Pair with the region's famous Comté cheese.

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$87.00
Wine Type: white
Vintage: 2012
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: Savagnin
Appellation: Côtes du Jura
Country: France
Region: Jura
Producer: François Rousset-Martin
Winemaker: François Rousset-Martin
Soil: Gray marl
Aging: Aged 5 years in Burgundian barrels
Farming: Organic (practicing)
Alcohol: 16%

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About Jura

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The Jura wine world is a fascinating, mysterious, and at times confusing one. The region’s recent surge in popularity on American wine lists lies in contrast with how strange its wines come across to the uninitiated, with many of its indigenous production methods and quirky winemakers requiring more than an introduction for one to fully savor their virtues. We firmly believe, however, that the pleasure at stake is well worth a slight detour to study the wild world of Jura.

Jura tradition calls for aging whites sous voile, or under a fine “veil” of yeast that grows over wine in barrel that has not been topped-off (non ouillé) to compensate for evaporation. The voile effectively slows the process of oxidation, while chemical reactions between these microorganisms and the wine below give rise to a highly distinctive and complex set of aromas. Often hinting at walnuts, beeswax, oriental spices, cheese rind, and brine, wines aged sous voile can come as a shock to the unhabituated palate. Their textural and aromatic singularity naturally sets them in a category of their own at table, perhaps the best setting in which to gain an appreciation for such wines.

Many Jura producers also produce more conventional whites in an ouillé, or topped-off style, as is practiced in Burgundy–or for that matter, in essentially all the white wines we are accustomed to. This method preserves fresh fruit flavors without the rather rustic, often funky oxidative notes typical of wines aged sous voile.

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Great winemakers, great terroirs, there is never any hurry. And I no longer buy into this idea of “peak” maturity. Great winemakers, great terroirs, their wines offer different pleasures at different ages.

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