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Marc du Jura

Marc du Jura, an underrated nightcap. It is basically brandy made from Jura grapes. After May 2018, Marc du Jura must be made from a minimum of 3 grapes: Chardonnay, Savagnin and Pinot Gris for the Blanc. Pinot Noir, Trousseau and Poulsard for the Rouge. Savagnin must always be a player in the blend. It is made using a copper still and must be aged for a minimum of 24 months in wooden containers.

The Pignier family has owned Domaine Pignier since 1794. The 7th generation is now running the estate. They own about 15 hectares in the Côte du Jura. The vineyards are biodynamically farmed and are Demeter certified. They are very strict with staying as natural as possible in the vineyards and in the cellar. Domaine Pignier is known for their wine but this Marc was definitely a treat. They age their Marc du Jura for 4 years in oak half barrels which adds a wonderful texture and aroma to the Marc. Notes of roasted walnuts, caramel and fig. A digestif I need to have more of.

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