Founded in 1475(!), the current Bourdys represent the 15th generation cultivating land in Arlay, which today is the epicenter of Jura's revival as a wine producing region. When we first encountered these wines a few years back, we were sort of brought back in time and into another state of mind. Are these wines for real, we asked ourselves? They are indeed, and they represent a style of wine which is since long lost in our hurrying state of mind, where immediate pleasure rule our buying decisions. The Bourdy family couldn't care less, and we adore them for this unique approach to the wine world.
The Bourdy family cultivate 10 hectares of old vines located close to the village of Arlay. Farmed bio-dynamically and of course entirely by hand, their grapes are strong and capable of producing wines which can last for more than a lifetime. It's a testament to the true quality of the region, but above all to what traditionally made wines really means.
Demeter-certified since 2006, this estate has basically been organic since the very beginning. Great fruit, low yields and traditional winemaking are fundamental in the creation of these old-school yet truly personal Jura wines.
Still wines are aged 3-4 years in very old barrels, while Vin Jeaune and Chateau Chalon are aged 7 years prior to bottling. Winemaking techniques was inherited since several generations, and not much has changed since the beginning.