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Wines of soul and individuality

The Jura holds a special place in our hearts, as we were among the very first American importers to begin working in this once-little-known, now-famous region. Tucked away an hour due east of Burgundy with the Alps looming close by, the Jura evokes pre-technological agrarian France in charming fashion: cows seem to outnumber people, tourists are few, and the wines from these undulating foothills are beautifully idiosyncratic and singular. In addition to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, both of which tend to be more forcefully mineral-driven here than their Burgundian counterparts, the Jura is home to delightful indigenous varieties: light but tenacious Poulsard, deeply fruited yet stony Trousseau, and the mysterious and ancient Savagnin, a grape whose power, acidity, and structure makes possible the miraculous Vin Jaune—one of France’s greatest and most inscrutable wines.

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