Macvin du Jura PDO

Montbourgeau - Macvin – Sku: 3608 – 16
Montbourgeau
Macvin du Jura PDO
€26.90
CLUB AVANTAGE
Labet - Macvin du Jura 2014 – Sku: 360614 – 3
Labet
2014
Macvin du Jura PDO
€52.00
CLUB AVANTAGE
Jean François Ganevat - Vieux Macvin  – Sku: 3590 – 1
Jean-François Ganevat
Macvin du Jura PDO
€69.00
A venir
COUP DE COEUR
92/100 RVF
Jean Macle - Macvin – Sku: 3600
Jean Macle
Macvin du Jura PDO
€27.90
EN RUPTURE
Bio
Marnes Blanches - Macvin – Sku: 3626
Marnes Blanches
Macvin du Jura PDO
€19.90
EN RUPTURE
COUP DE COEUR
Bio
Stéphane Tissot - Macvin Pinot Noir - Récolte 2018  – Sku: 345318
Stéphane Tissot
Macvin du Jura PDO
€39.00
EN RUPTURE
Labet - Macvin du Jura 2015 – Sku: 360615
Labet
2015
Macvin du Jura PDO
€49.00

Macvin, a 100% Jura liqueur wine

The Jura vineyards offer products with a distinct personality. Alongside the traditional vin jaune and vin de paille, there is a most original liqueur wine: macvin. This has had an AOC since 1991, a recognition that consecrates a know-how dating back to the 14th century. Macvin is a skilful blend of must and Jura marc brandy, through which a concentration of local grape varieties is expressed: Savagnin, but also Chardonnay, Trousseau, Poulsard and Pinot Noir. Aromatic and complex, this mistelle can be enjoyed as an aperitif or with dessert.

General presentation of Macvin

Macvin is produced throughout the AOC vineyards of the Jura. However, it represents only 3% of the production. This emblematic liqueur wine from this region of eastern France has had an AOC since 1991. It regulates very strict production conditions.

This 100% Jura product is the result of blending Jura marc brandy and unfermented must. Both of these ingredients must come from the same farm. To stop the alcoholic fermentation of the juice, 1/3 of marc is added. This eau-de-vie is "stale", i.e. it has been aged for a long time, in this case at least 18 months in oak barrels. This addition of marc inhibits the yeasts and stops the alcoholic fermentation: the wine is then said to be "mutated"; this mutation is also necessary for the production of natural sweet wines and other liqueur wines.

Before being marketed, the macvin is left to rest for at least a year in oak barrels. It must be between 16 and 22°.

Characteristics of Macvin

All the Jura grape varieties can be used in the composition of Macvin. It is mainly available in white: in this case, it uses the typical Savagnin or Chardonnay. It is also available in red and rosé, in which case Trousseau, Poulsard (or Plousard) and Pinot Noir are used.

Each plot, each grape variety, each winemaker offers a unique macvin. It is usually drunk as a white wine. It is distinguished by its intense golden yellow colour. The white macvin also offers a powerful and complex aromatic bouquet in which fruits like mirabelle plum and pear dominate. Dried and candied fruits are also very present, as well as certain spices: cinnamon, cloves, aniseed... Notes of caramel and nuts further enrich the tasting, especially when the Savagnin is involved.

A red macvin can be recognised by its tile-like colour. It also offers aromas of grapes and dried fruits. The rosé wines, with their pale colour, have a fruity nose, with notes of grape and morello cherry.

Macvin can be kept for up to 25 years depending on the product.

How to taste a Macvin

This liqueur wine should be drunk chilled, at a temperature of between 9 and 11°. It is perfect as an aperitif or with dessert.

A macvin goes perfectly with local specialities. Pair it with cubes of Comté cheese, grapes and nuts for a perfect and tasty match. It also goes well with Comté gougères, cheese cakes, and melon with a chiffonade of smoked ham from the Haut-Doubs.

For dessert, serve a macvin to enhance fresh fruit-based desserts. It also goes well with chocolate, caramel and nut flavoured sweets, etc.

Laissez-vous tenter... par les autres appellations !

Le vignoble

Jean Macle

"Le plus célèbre des domaines du Jura, en particulier pour son merveilleux vin jaune produit sur les marnes bleues de Château-Chalon. Laurent Macle, son épouse Béatrice et sa sœur Christelle, poursuivent l'œuvre du père Jean avec dévotion, cultivant la rareté et laissant le temps au temps.

Jean-François Ganevat

Jean-François Ganevat, known as Fanfan, returned to his roots in 1998, to the Combe de Rotalier, after having been cellar master at the Domaine Morey in Chassagne Montrachet. Each year he makes around forty cuvées from parcel selections of 25 different grape varieties on 9 hectares of clay, schist and marl, with very old vines, 80 years old for the yellow one and a hundred years old for others.

Labet

"Julien Labet, with the help of his brother and sister, has taken over his father Alain's vineyards, which are now grouped together under a single entity: Domaine Labet. (...) Numerous micro-parcels (between 15 and 80 ares, often from old vines) are vinified by Julien, both in white (all ouillés) and in red, the latter being perhaps the most exceptional to be born today in the region. Sulphur levels are very low but the balance is impossible to fault in the wines. The estate is now one of the spearheads of the Jura revival." RVF Guide 2018

Marnes Blanches

"Jeunes trentenaires diplômés en œnologie et originaires de la région, Pauline et Géraud Fromont ont repris en 2006 une dizaine d’hectares de vignes situées dans le Sud-Revermont. Certifiés en bio, ils ont fait le choix de l’enherbement, du travail des sols et d’interventions minimales en vinification. Bien leur en a pris, car les vins se présentent d'emblée vigoureux et sains, reflets des beaux terroirs de ce sud du Jura en pleine renaissance. La régularité est désormais au rendez-vous, au sein d'une gamme qui aborde toutes les spécialités jurassiennes et s'illustre dans chacune d'elle avec une aisance déconcertante. Le naturel et la profondeur de goût des cuvées présentées dans les derniers millésimes continuent de nous éblouir, au point de justifier l'année dernière l'attribution, rapide, certes, d'une deuxième étoile. Le futur du Jura s'écrit ici.

Montbourgeau

Sottimano

Rino Sottimano took over the estate in 1975. His son Andrea joined him in 1994 along with Elena and Claudia. The vineyard is located in the heart of the superb Barbaresco terroirs and the Cotta, Currà, Fausoni, Pajorè and Basarin crus and now covers 18 hectares.

Stéphane Tissot

The Domaine André et Mireille Tissot of Bénédicte and Stéphane Tissot was created in 1962 and is located in Montigny-les-Arsures, a small town close to Arbois, the capital of Jura wines. Stéphane Tissot and his wife Bénédicte officially took over the estate in 1990.