2018 Domaine Rolet Nature Du Jura


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The eminent Jura region is synonymous with its emblematic Vin Jaune and Vin de Paille. Brothers Bernard and Guy Rolet of Domaine Rolet apply immense accuracy and precision in the vineyard and the winery, driven by the understanding that great winemaking starts on the vine. Jura is a small wine region in eastern France, posited between Burgundy and Switzerland.

Here, bucolic hillsides meet the forested Jura Mountains. Vines generally cloak the lowers slopes of mountains at an elevation of 200–400 metres, and are rooted in Jurassic limestone, marl and clay (and plenty of fossils).

Domaine Rolet was founded in 1942 by Désiré Rolet. His four children took over operations in 1958, with Bernard and Guy taking charge of the vines and vinification, and Pierre and Eliane running marketing. Over the years, the domain has acquired prime old vines across Arbois, Côtes-du-Jura and L’Étoile appellations (the region’s wines fall under five core appellations in total) and now spans 65 hectares.

The siblings farm sustainably and harvest the fully ripe grapes by hand—which is difficult work among the steep slopes. No synthetic chemicals are used and the soils are constantly ploughed.