With more than 30 years of experience behind him, as he collaborated until 2005 with the Fruitière de Pupillin, near Arbois, where he brought his harvest, Philippe Bornard has become one of the most renowned Jura winemaker. On the advice of his neighbour and friend, the famous Pierre Overnoy, he broke away and today cultivates and vinifies 11.2 hectares on gentle slopes around the small village, planted with typical Jura grape varieties as well as a "curiosity", a Melon à Queue Rouge, another variety of Chardonnay. Like Pierre Overnoy, he picks by hand, respects his vines and intervenes at least in the vinification process. Inputs" are banned and SO2 is just used with mastery at the time of bottling. Long macerations, long maturing in casks, up to 3 years for the whites for example, characterize fine and delicate wines, vibrant, with precise flavours, also destined for long ageing and playing on an exceptional freshness!
Officially since December 4, 2017, Philippe Bornard has retired... Unofficially, he is helping his son Tony Bornard, who is taking over Winery and adding the 2.5ha he had on his side since 2013. Tony will be gradually taking most of the wines out of the appellations in the coming years to provide him with more freedom with the winemaking.
RODUCER: Tony Bornard
REGION: Pupillin, Jura
GRAPE VARIETIES: Savagnin
SOILS: Blue marls
FARMING: The fruit comes from the lieu-dit of Les Chassagnes, a tiny vineyard plot that gives the wine its name, close to the iconic village of Pupillin. Organic and biodynamic farming. Hand harvested
WINEMAKING: Direct pressing, soft and natural winemaking. Aged 3 years in foudre with topping. The wine is aged in old barrels before bottling, but in the ouillé style, meaning that it is kept topped- up to prevent oxidation, or a flor forming on the surface of thewine
TASTING NOTES: Elegant nose with fruits and floral aromas with a hint of butter. Balanced on the palate with a nice roundness and a very long length.
FOOD PAIRING STYLE: Comte, gorgonzola, cheese, chicken,... Bright & Bold