May 21, 2012

Jura Wine from Le Caveau in Chamblee

If you follow this blog at all, you know I spend a lot of time drinking wines from Burgundy. However, as much as I'd like to do this all the time, my wallet does not allow me to do so. Consequently, I do have to look for interesting wines from other regions (still mostly in France) from time to time. I have lately discovered an infinity for wines from the Loire Valley.

A couple of weeks ago, I was turned on to some interesting wines by my friends at Le Caveau Wines in Chamblee. On a recent visit to Le Caveau last week I was able to try some wines from the Jura region in France.
The Jura, France's smallest winemaking region, is located about 50 miles southeast of Burgundy as one heads towards Switzerland. The wines of the Jura, not unlike the region itself, are rugged, interesting wines that speak of a place. I recently popped a bottle of the 2007 Michel Gahier "La Fauquette," a Chardonnay from the Arbois commune in the Jura. This is an edgy Chardonnay bursting with rugged acidity and a rich palate. The wine is available at Le Caveau for around $30. They also have some nice Pinot and Poulsard from Jacques Puffeney you can see in the pic above.

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