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Château Chalon AOC

Description to Château Chalon AOC

The small appellation in the French wine-growing region of Jura applies exclusively to Vin Jaune. It comprises 45 hectares of vineyards in the commune of Château-Chalon, named after a monastery, and in three neighbouring communes. Vin Jaune was supposedly "invented" in this monastery. King Henry IV, Queen Juliana of Holland (1909-2004) and the last Russian Tsar Nicholas II (1868-1918) were among the aristocratic lovers of wine from this area. The exceptional soil consists of black marl and limestone. A commission checks the quality of the grapes every year. In poor years, the appellation is not used, as was the case for the 1974, 1980, 1984 and 2001 vintages.

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The flavoursome wines from Château-Chalon are among the best vin jaunes of the four appellations, where this wine is made from a single variety of Savagnin Blanc (Traminer). The alcohol content of 12% vol. is slightly higher than in the other areas. Only around 50,000 bottles are produced each year. Well-known producers include Domaine Berthet-Bondet, Jean Bourdy, Philippe Butin, Daniel et Pascal Chalandard, Franck Guigneret, Domaine Jean Macle and Domaine de la Pinte.

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