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CAN YOU SAY “JURA?”
It is hard to believe Vin du Jura has created so much excitement in the current culinary scene. Granted, the historic Vin Jaune from Château-Chalon has always played a part in classic French cooking with its unmatched flavors akin to Fino Sherry. Yet, aside from it being this unique yellow wine, Jura represents a very diverse wine production that ranges from Crémant (French Sparkling made in the traditional method) to Vin de Liqueur (brandy-based, sweet fortified wine). With so much to offer, the possibility of having an entire meal with nothing but Vin du Jura is not only wishful, but very practical.
- Arthur Hon, Wine Director
NV Crémant du Jura Extra Brut, André et Mireille Tissot (Chardonnay) 16 /gls.
09 Arbois, Rijckaert (Chardonnay) 57
10 Côtes du Jura Fleur de Savagnin, Domaine Labet (Savagnin) 72
07 Côtes du Jura, Caves Jean Bourdy (Pinot Noir/Poulsard/Trousseau) 63
| vin de liqueur
Jean Bourdy Galant des Abbesses, Arlay (3oz) 18 /gls.
Made according to a 16th century recipe secretly guarded by the nuns of the abbey of Château-Chalon.
BE REALISTIC. DEMAND THE IMPOSSIBLE.
The wines of Didier Dagueneau are, quite simply, the best Sauvignon Blanc in the world. A motorcycle racer turned vigneron, Dagueneau revolutionized winemaking in the Loire Valley before his sudden death in 2008. Dagueneau insisted on heavily pruning his vines, which reduced yields but concentrated flavor. The grapes had to be harvested by hand. There would be a conservative use of oak, and perhaps even fermentation in the barrel. But most importantly, Dagueneau believed in the unique terroir that each one of his vineyards possessed, and he began crafting vineyard-specific cuvées.
Each of the following wines represents a unique expression of Sauvignon Blanc from Pouilly-Fumé.
They possess a unique combination of riveting acidity, lush richness, and incredible focus.
- Arthur Hon, Wine Director
09 Blanc Fumé de Pouilly, Didier Dagueneau (Sauvignon Blanc) 155
10 Blanc Fumé de Pouilly Buisson Renard, Didier Dagueneau (Sauvignon Blanc) 200
07 Blanc Fumé de Pouilly Silex, Didier Dagueneau (Sauvignon Blanc) 250
A very special dessert wine from Didier Dagueneau’s Jurançon property in Southwest of France.
06 Jurançon Les Jardins de Babylone, Didier Dagueneau 500ml (Gros Manseng) 245
CLIFFSNOTES FROM A WINE-SAVVY STAFF
Exploring a wine list is like opening a gift - you might never know what is in the box, but the discovery always leaves you pleasantly surprised. The crescendo of pondering and excitement continues on to selecting the right bottle of wine that can perfectly complement Chef Zimmerman’s seasonal cuisine. The followings are what some members of team Sepia have to say about our winter wine selection.
We hope it can assist you to create your own crescendos!
- Jing Bin, Sommelier Intern
10 Foradori, Vigneti delle Dolomiti (Teroldego) 56
Winemaker Elisabetta Foradori has tirelessly promoted Teroldego, a native red grape related to Syrah in Northeastern Italy, through her passion and dedication in biodynamic viticulture and winemaking.
The surprisingly high-tone palate of this wine overflows with flavors of fresh cassis, black currants, and mulberries that might have you think otherwise by its inky appearance. This is definitely a meaty red wine that will drive your chills away!
- Jessica Erley, Culinary Intern
09 Leyenda del Páramo El Médico, Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y León (Prieto Picudo) 75
Y’all, this wine is the jam! Seriously, El Medico is jammy, luscious, and filled with flavors of black currants, plums and dark cherries. This wine is made from 100% Prieto Picudo, a pointed, thick-skinned indigenous grape, and then aged in French oak barrels. El Medico has approachable tannins and a velvety texture wrapped up with a hint of baking spices. Salud!
- Ginny Mitchell, Server
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