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Cotes du Jura Les Sarres Chardonnay 2018, Vins Rijckaert

Jura, France


Tasting Notes

This wine is the best way to explain what is a Chardonnay in the Jura…. The aromas are crispy and fresh, expressing a lot of ripe yellow fruits pear, plum, citrus and some salty notes. The structure is rich and round (the fact that the Jura is a cold vineyard does not prevent to harvest ripe grapes...), but unbelievably fresh, focused on a great minerality, nearly saline!

Food Matches

Grilled Salmon, Poultry & Roast Pork

Wine Profile

Wine Type White Wine

Vintage 2018

Style Rich & Complex Whites

Country France

Region Jura

Grower Name Vins Rijckaert

Grape Variety Chardonnay

ABV 13.00%

Closure Natural Cork

Bottle Size 75cl

Allergens Sulphites

Method Vegan



Vins Rijckaert

Jean Rijckaert started his career in Burgundy, founding the Verget negociant with the famous wine maker Jean-Marie Guffens. His passion for the Chardonnay grape drove him to purchase his first vines in Vire-Clesse in 1998 and then to add vineyards in Jura to his domain soon afterwards. Indeed, he can lay claim to being the first winemaker to vinify wines in both the Maconnais… Read More

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Jura lies in eastern France, between Burgundy and the Swiss border. With a relatively cool climate, Jura produces wines both with a distinct regional character (such as Vin Jaune and Savagnin) and of a style similar to those produced in neighbouring Burgundy. Grapes planted are mostly Chardonnay, Savagnin, Poulsard, Pinot Noir and Trousseau. Read More

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Chardonnay is arguably the best known and most versatile white grape variety in the wine world. Its traditional homeland is that of Burgundy, where it is responsible for such names as Chablis, Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet to name but a few, but it has also found success in almost every wine-producing region the world over - partly due to its versatility, used as it is as a… Read More

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