Florent Rouve, Vin Jaune Cotes du Jura 2008Regular price $75.00 Save $-75.00
Bottle Size 620ml
Florent Rouve is one of many that wasn’t born into winemaking. His father was a geologist which led to a natural interest in nature. After the family moved to the Jura area, he took on a job working as a forest manager of several nearby vineyards. The interest in viticulture bloomed and the rest is history. Florent got his feet wet working with Jean Rijckaert where he continued a minimalist style of winemaking. While he has begun his own label, he still maintains the show stopping wines for Rijckaert. He makes wines in the Jura and Macon regions constantly improving his spirit of tradition and modernism.
Vin Jaune means yellow wine and refers to the Jura’s classic tradition of oxidizing the Savignin sous la velle, or under the veil. This wine comes from the Cotes du Jura and will spend six years in barrique before its release. The oxidizing process will concentrate the nutty flavors, giving the wine texture and preserving its acidity. It’s a beautiful wine to behold. It will do well with many foods, including monkfish, chicken with morels, or aged cheeses like Comte. Perhaps its best known use is the base for the rich “sauce Vin Jaune” that bathes white fish and chicken dishes.