DOMAINE BOURDY

Jean and Laura laughing

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The Bourdy family has been in the wine-growing/making business since 1475. Their estate is just east and south of Cote D’Or in the Jura region. They grow Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Trousseau and Poulsard. What matters is this: they make some of the world’s greatest age-worthy wines at the world’s lowest prices.

Jean Bourdy has recently pass the torch to his daughter, Laura who is now the 16th generation of winemakers of the estate.

Many critics compare Bourdy’s red (a blend of pinot noir, trousseau and poulsard) and white (chardonnay) to the great wines from Burgundy (Montrachet, Gevrey and Chambolle are often evoked). And while Bourdy’s wines may be as great (if not more so at times), and often similar to those from Burgundy, it is not Bourdy’s intention to imitate. These wines stand alone in their expression of varietal and place and demand appreciation sans comparison.

The Bourdy Jura Blanc is 100% Chardonnay from high elevation alpine vineyards with a myriad of exposures. Forget Chardonnay and think “place” with this wine. Lemon curd, steel and nuts with great density and sneaky concentration all buoyed by tensile, nervous acidity. From fine herbs to rock and meadow flowers this is a vinous area of alpine intensity. Farmed bio/organic, natural ferments, no enzymes. Ageing record of decades (if not more).

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The Bourdy Jura Rouge is a blend of pinot noir, trousseau and poulsard. Also from high elevation alpine vineyards with various exposures. This wine, maybe even more than the blanc (if that’s possible) really takes the drinker to its place of origin. Little red flowers, sweet herbs, perfume, tiny alpine strawberries, soil and stone with weightless extract and refreshing airy quality. Not a “wine of the century” for Bourdy but a beautiful, filigreed example that aims to please rather than impress. Delicious.

Bourdy always keeps back a portion of each vintage – in order to release them later with significant bottle age.  Because of the cellar programme, we are able to occasionally offer a large selection of back vintage wines. These wines are of impeccable provenance and have never left the Bourdy cellar.

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