Thursday 5 November 2015

5:00 – 7:00 pm

Featuring Domaine Rolet Père & Fils


The Jura

Located between Burgundy and Switzerland, The Jura produces distinctive and unusual wines, the most famous being vin jaune, which is made by a similar process to Sherry, developing under a flor-like strain of yeast. This is made from the local Savagnin grape variety. Other grape varieties include PoulsardTrousseau, and Chardonnay. Other wine styles found in Jura includes a vin de paille made from Chardonnay, Poulsard and Savagnin, a sparkling Crémant du Jura made from slightly unripe Chardonnay grapes, and a vin de liqueur known as Macvin du Jura made by adding marc to halt fermentation.

We will be tasting almost all of these styles on Thursday!


Domaine Rolet Père & Fils

The family-run Rolet Estate is, at 58 hectares (145 acres) the second-largest wine growing estate in the Jura region, and one of the finest domaines in this region of eastern France located just north of Switzerland.

Rolet is an estate full of character, with soils originating in the Jurassic and Triassic periods, where grape varieties blossom contentedly.  These include Chardonnay, the base for the Jura’s white wines; Savagnin, the grape variety used to create the Jura’s unique, flagship wine: Vin Jaune; the renowned Poulsard; and the internationally-famous Pinot Noir. The Rolet Family is able to call on its long viticultural experience while making sure not to ignore new techniques that work.

The Rolet Family originated many of the Jura’s red varietals, as well as white wines of great typicity.  The large palette of offerings in the Rolet portfolio demonstrates the richness of the land that encompasses the Arbois and Côtes du Jura appellations: white, rosé and red wines, Vin Jaune, Vin de Paille, Marc (distilled grape liqueur), Macvin (a fortified Vin Doux Naturel) and Crémant (Jura traditional-method sparkling wine). The wine critics have taken note of Domaine Rolet, whose wines will satisfy the keenest of connoisseurs.

Please join us anytime between 5 and 7 on Thursday for a very special Wine Camp.


A nice article on the Jura grape Poulsard.

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