Domaine Philippe Bornard

Philippe Bornard lives in the village of Pupillin near Arbois. His vineyards were inherited from his father, who previously sold only to co-ops. Pierre Overnoy eventually convinced Philippe to begin to make his own wine, and now, decades later, he is working with nearly seven-hectares of 30+ year old vines and farming exclusively biodynamically – officially certified in 2012. The grapes are grown at high altitude, mainly in the Pupillin bowl, on limestone and clay soils, allowing for a long slow ripening. Typically, the wine begins a long, slow maceration in fibreglass, and then is moved to large older oak barrels and foudres for maturation, which lasts about one year. Wines are from two appellations: Côtes du Jura and Arbois-Pupillin and reflect beautifully the multiple terroirs of the Jura.