2008 Domaine Dugois Vin Jaune Arbois (620ml)

SKU #1221909

In 1973, Daniel Dugois bought 2 hectares of vineyard and a house equipped with wine cellars in a village called Les Arsures, where he was born. He cultivated the vineyard and sold his production primarily to Henri Maire, one of the most prominent producers in Jura at that time. In 1982, Daniel made his first harvest in his own cellars and began to sell his wines to consumers. His first ever harvest earned him his first Gold Medal for his Chardonnay at the Jura Wine Contest. Daniel and his wife Monique have continued to work on the quality of their wines and their efforts have since been recognized in many wine contests and guidebook reviews. In 2003, their son Philippe returned to the estate to lend a hand in the winemaking and in 2013 he took charge of the vineyard. The Vin Jaune is 100% Savagnin and undergoes a journey of six years "Sous Voile" (under the veil) where a thin layer of yeast protects the wine from oxidation and imparts unique and flavorful characteristics to the wine. It has an intense nose of almonds, dried apples, curry powder and celeriac. Vin Jaune is great as an aperitif, absolute perfection with the local Jura cheese Comté or paired with dishes that have a cream and mushroom sauce.

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Price: $39.99

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By: Alex Schroeder | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/20/2016 | Send Email
A high-quality vin jaune for this price is unheard of stateside. It is produced by aging Savagnin wine in barrel “under the veil” for over six years without topping it off. This results in an air bubble as the wine evaporates and a thick layer of yeast on the top, the veil, that imparts it with a rich bouquet of walnuts, butterscotch, apricots and lemon meringue. It is complex and opulent on the palate, with flavors of soft cheese, citron, almonds and dried apricots. This is the perfect aperitif to pair with a cheese and charcuterie plate.

By: Keith Mabry | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 12/1/2015 | Send Email
Vin Jaune, in and of itself is rare, but to have one for under $50 and at this quality is unheard of!! Dugois ages half there Vin Jaune in the cellar and half in the attic. This creates more diversity of flavors in their casks which leads to a winningly complex wine. Deep rich notes of caramelized apple, grilled bread and curry spices make for an intense palate. Vin Jaune is no subtle wine, it is meant for the heartiest of cream and mushroom-driven dishes or Comte cheeses, but a another suggestion. I recently drank one at a Japanese Izikaya and nothing goes better with mackerel dishes and uni than a Vin Jaune. Trust me!

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Alcohol Content (%): 14