Le vin jaune, qu'est ce que c'est ?

Yellow wine, what is it?

Aug 21, 2023epi-curieux

Yellow wine is a real great product of French wine heritage with this precious nectar with golden reflections. Also called “ L'Or du Jura ”, this emblematic wine is renowned for its unique character and unique winemaking process. Yellow wine, a bewitching universe, but at what price? Are there alternatives to yellow wine?

What is the Vin Jaune?

It is in France, in the Jura, that the story of yellow wine begins. First of all, yellow wine is made from Savagnin, a grape variety that gives it its unique characteristics.
But the real particularity of yellow wine lies in its production, and in particular in its prolonged ageing. This is done in oak barrels for six years and three months, without topping up (filling the barrels). Time will then allow a thin layer of air to settle in the barrel, and thus give the possibility to the wine to develop a veil of yeast. This veil will thus protect against oxidation and will preserve the juice from contact with air. An exceptional process that offers unique aromas to yellow wine, with notes of almonds, nuts and spices.

What is the price of yellow wine?

Aging is long, unique and at the same time mysterious, because of its rarity, yellow wine is often considered a luxury wine, which has a certain cost.
Bottles of yellow wine generally have higher prices than other wines from the Jura region (variation from around fifty euros to around one hundred euros). Their cost can vary depending on the age, quality and reputation of the producer. Older vintages and bottles from renowned producers can fetch particularly high prices.

What can I replace yellow wine with?

If you want to discover similar and equally fascinating wines, the Jura also offers other gems to explore. Vin de Paille is another specialty of the Jura, made from the same Savagnin and Chardonnay grape varieties. It is vinified from raisined grapes, dried on beds of straw to contain the aromas and the sugar. Straw wine offers a rich, sweet and complex taste experience.

Our selection of yellow wines and similar wines

For a unique experience, we suggest wines made with care like at Domaine de la Touraize as well as wines from Domaine MicroBio. The Domaine de la Touraize is located in the Jura, and works the Savagnin wonderfully. The wines offer a perfect balance between freshness and complexity, with aromas of almonds and citrus fruits.
As for the MicroBio estate based in Spain, we recommend the Evolucion bottle which will seduce you with its notes of white fruits and spices. An incomparable freshness for these wines coming from a warm territory.

In conclusion, yellow wine is a marvel to discover, both for its unique winemaking process and for its bewitching aromas. If you are looking for captivating alternatives, the Jura is full of treasures to explore. But not only.
Our special selection invites you on an exceptional taste journey.

Would you like a little tour of the natural wines of Savoy?

Bouteille de vin blanc Kilomètre 0
€19,00
Kilomètre 0 - 2022 - Axel Domont
Savoie
Vin blanc
Vin naturelCoup de coeur
Bouteille de vin blanc Imago
€20,90
Imago 2022 - Domaine Belema
Savoie
Vin blanc
Vin naturelVin sans sulfites ajoutésCoup de coeur
Bouteille de vin rouge  Flamme Rouge
€19,00
Flamme Rouge 2022 - Axel Domont
Savoie
Vin rouge
Vin naturel
Vin blanc avant la tempête
€20,70 €23,00
Avant la tempête 2021 - Camille et Mathieu Apffel
Savoie
Vin blanc
Vin naturelVin sans sulfites ajoutés
-10% Soldes d'été ☀️
Rouzan Blanc 2021 - Camille & Mathieu Apffel
€17,00
Rouzan Blanc 2021 - Camille & Mathieu Apffel
Savoie
Vin blanc
Vin naturelVin sans sulfites ajoutés
Bouteille de vin blanc Force of nature
€24,90
Force of nature 2021 - Corentin Houillon
Savoie
Vin blanc
Vin naturelVin sans sulfites ajoutésCoup de coeur
Bouteille de vin blanc Y'en a
€15,90
Y'en A 2022 - Domaine Belema
Savoie
Vin blanc
Vin bio
Bouteille de vin blanc Apremont
€13,00
Apremont 2022 - Domaine Les 13 Lunes
Savoie
Vin blanc
Vin en biodynamie
Chien d'arrêt 2021 - Axel Domont
€23,50
Chien d'arrêt 2021 - Axel Domont
Savoie
Vin blanc
Vin naturelVin sans sulfites ajoutés
Sisyphe 2021 - Les Vins de Belema
€18,00
Sisyphe 2021 - Les Vins de Belema
Savoie
Vin rouge
Vin en biodynamieVin naturelVin sans sulfites ajoutés
Ton Rouge du Lac 2021 - Ça Boit Libre
€27,00
Ton Rouge du Lac 2021 - Ça Boit Libre
Savoie
Vin rouge
Vin naturelVin sans sulfites ajoutés
Bouteille de vin rouge Veronnet Rouge
€19,71 €21,90
Veronnet rouge 2022 - Corentin Houillon
Savoie
Vin rouge
Vin naturelVin sans sulfites ajoutés
-10% Soldes d'été ☀️
Bouteille de vin rouge La glisse
€24,90
La Glisse 2022 - Marie et Florian Curtet
Savoie
Vin rouge
Vin naturelCoup de coeur
Frissons des cimes 2020 - Domaine Curtet - Marie et Florian Curtet
€21,51 €23,90
Frissons des cimes 2020 - Domaine Curtet - Marie et Florian Curtet
Savoie
Vin rouge
Vin naturelVin sans sulfites ajoutés
Sold Out -10% Soldes d'été ☀️
13 Bulles 2022 - Domaine Les 13 Lunes
€15,00
13 Bulles 2022 - Domaine Les 13 Lunes
Savoie
Pétillant
Vin en biodynamie
Bouteille de vin blanc Epsilon Verginis
€20,90
Epsilon Virginis 2022 - Domaine Belema
Savoie
Vin blanc
Vin naturelVin sans sulfites ajoutés

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