Tony et Philippe Bornard, Savagnin Ouillé Les Chassagnes, Côtes du Jura: The fruit for Savagnin Ouillé 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. 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 the wine. Savagnin always has a bit more edge over the other commonly-used grape of the area, Chardonnay. The acidity cuts nicely, and the fruit has notes of almond and salt layered over pithy citrus.
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DOMAINE PHILIPPE & TONY BORNARD, Arbois – Organic, Natural
Philippe Bornard lives at the top of the village of Pupillin and farms about seven hectares, which he inherited from his father. After years of selling grapes to the local cooperative, and with the urging of his good friend and Jurassic legend Pierre Overnoy, in 2005 Philippe made the move towards vinifying and bottling his own wines. He makes wines in same very natural vein: unfiltered, unfined and with no added Sulphur. The estate has now been handed over to Philippe’s son Tony Bornard.