Jura is located in the very east of France by Switzerland and the vineyards follow a windy, narrow strip along the wooded hillside of the Jura mountains. The region’s geological features led to the Jurassic period being named after it. Winemaking here dates back to the 1st Century BC and was refined by monks giving the region a reputation for its produce. The plantations expanded massively and great wine were being produced until the Phylloxera bout at the end of the 19th Century wreaked havoc on the land to such an extent that only a tenth of what previously existed remains today. However since then with huge focus on quality, Jura is once again producing exceptional white, rosé, red and sparkling wines and its notorious vins jaunes.
Jura has warm, dry summers and cold winters but generally a cool climate. The soils are rich with limestone and marlstone which work well with the three main native grape varieties: Poulsard, Trousseau and Savagnin with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay also producing exceptional results. The two main sub regions in Jura are Côtes-du-Jura and Arbois.
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