Wine Jean Bourdy - Côtes du Jura Rouge 2007 12.5% - 75cl
The winter begins with very mild temperatures – in fact, the lowest temperature in January take place on the 9th when it's only 12° Celsius. One day later it's an amazing 20° Celsius in Grenoble! On the 18th of January, a monster storm attacks all of northern Europe with wind speeds of up to 200 km per hour in northern Germany. This unusual warm spell began on the 30th of December and ends abruptly on the 21st of January. Cold and snow follow on the 23rd of January, and the Franche-Comté region is blanketed with 20 cm.
The beginning of February already sees an end to the winter weather: unusually warm temperatures take over. The winter of 2006 – 2007 is one of the mildest winters since 1950. The beginning of March is still warm in the south-east of France – in Biarritz the thermometer reads 28°! During the second ten-day period of March, the sun shines over almost all of France, but the temperatures then fall and snow falls in most regions. On the 22nd and 23rd of March, it snows quite a few centimeters in the Franche-Comté region, and in the Vosges mountains up to 30 cm of snow falls in the areas located above 500m above sea level. One week later the rain melts all of this snowfall.
April of this year is very hot. Temperatures of up to 31° Celsius (on the 24th in Orange) arrive. It's the warmest and sunniest April since weather data has been collected. It's in general the 4th sunniest month, and comparing all of the months together. This unbelievable weather is then followed by storms and heavy rain. Flooding causes problems during the beginning of May. This month is characterized by strong winds, heavy storms and rain. The following month continues in the same manner, and the flooding continues.
It's extremely warm in the middle of July (35° in Colmar), and heavy storms continue. In Saint-Léger there is even a small erosion of mud and rock. During the beginning of August, a record-breaking heat wave arrives for a few days and covers almost all of France, but is then followed by storms and rain. This weather continues until the end of August. Between the 21st and 23rd of August it actually even snows in areas in the mountains between 2000 and 2500 meters above sea level! From the 25th of the 28th of August the temperatures climb to 40° and the two following days bring further storms, especially in the Franche-Comté and the northern Alps. This weather continues through in September as well, although the temperatures do begin to sink. During the second ten-day period in September, temperatures drop to between 0 and -2°.
This vintage is characterized by a clear ruby-red color. Its flavor is irreplaceable: fruit cake accompanied by red berries, sour cherries whose sour flavors are balanced but not overshadowed by the sweetness of cranberries and pomegranate. This wine displays a light, pleasant sour flavor and offers a fiery and passionate experience to the palate.
Did you know?
Caves Bourdy are the oldest producer in the region, with a direct family line going back to the 16th century. Their cellars contain the oldest collection of vintage Château Chalon and Cotes du Jura in existence, with some wines going back to the 19th and even 18th century. We work exclusively with Jean-Francois Bourdy to occasionally make limited numbers of these irreplaceable old vintages available to discerning collectors. All wines come direct from Bourdy's cellar to our own, and so are in perfect mint condition.
Firstly, the wine should be opened three to four hours before it is to be consumed, in order to let its diver range of flavors awaken. French connoisseurs recommend decanting the wine as well. It's also important to know that vin jaune should be consumed warmer than a typical white wine. It is best served at between 15° and 17° Celsius and therefore just a bit under room temperature. With which dishes should I serve Vin Jaune? Trout, poultry, smoked fish (like haddock for example) with an accompanying cream sauce, are all wonderfully complimented by Château Chalon. This rare wine is also uniquely suited to complimented Asian or Oriental dishes that contain curry spices. Jean Bourdy recommends consuming Château Chalon with foie gras, scallops, and lobster. We also recommend, however, that you enjoy this special wine on its own – accompanied by some Comté cheese and a few walnuts – in order to let the unique aromas affect you. If you don't have Comté cheese available to you, good substitutes are Gruyère, an old Gouda cheese, or another old, Dutch hard cheese.
- Product Type:WM: Wine
- Description:WM: Cotes du Jura Wine
- Net Quantity:WM: 75cl
- Alcohol Content:WM: 12.5% vol
- Distillery or Brand : Jean Bourdy
- Vintage: 2007
- Product Type: Wine
- Description: Cotes du Jura Wine
- Country of Origin: France
- Wine Type: Red Wine
- Responsible Food Company: Jean Bourdy, 41 Rue Saint-Vincent, 39140 Arlay, FR
- Net Quantity: 75cl
- Alcohol Content: 12.5% vol
- Allergens: Contains sulphites
Weight: 1.33 kg
Dimensional Weight: 1.33 kg
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