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Macvin du Jura AOC

Description to Macvin du Jura AOC

The appellation (actually Macvin without the "r") in the French wine-growing region of Jura is for a sweet vin de liqueur. It was classified in 1991 as exactly the four hundredth appellation (before classification it was called Maquevin or Marc-Vin). Such wines have been produced in France since the 14th century. The idiosyncratic recipe is attributed to the abbesses of the Château-Chalon monastery. Originally, it was a cooked wine to which aromatic and spicy substances were added. At that time it was called "Galant" and was supposedly the favourite wine of many nobles such as Margaret of France, the Duchess of Burgundy and wife of Philip the Bold (1363-1404). Later, a grape must concentrated by boiling was produced, to which pomace brandy was added (Mistelle).

Weinberg bei Arbois im Jura

There are versions in white from the varieties Chardonnay, Poulsard Blanc and Savagnin Blanc (Traminer), as well as rosé and red from the varieties Poulsard Noir, Trousseau Noir and Pinot No ir. Cuvées, but also single-varietal wines are produced from these. The fermentation of the must is stopped very early with Marc (marc brandy) matured in oak barrels for at least 18 months, which results in a high residual sugar and alcohol content of up to 20% vol. The Macvin must then mature for at least one year in oak barrels and may not go on sale before 1 October of the following year after the grape harvest. The best-known producers include Domaine Baud, Château de l'Etoile, Bernard Frères, Henri Maire and Domaine Désiré Petit.

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