Château D’Arlay

Macvin du Jura Blanc (NV)

Macvin du Jura Blanc – Wine Advocate – 92 Points

The Macvin du Jura is by definition a non-vintage wine as you are mixing must from one vintage and the aged marc, which is much older, so the vintage is not allowed by the appellation. In fact, as it’s not a single harvest wine, they used to blend two different harvests; I tasted a blend of 2009 and 2010 simply labeled NV Macvin du Jura Blanc, but the blend of vintages is not found anywhere on the labels. The nose is unmistaken Macvin with those aromas of aged brandy. It’s 17% alcohol, and possibly has around 150 grams of sugar, which is very well compensated by alcohol and acidity. It’s a very powerful wine. It tasted of figs, pears and herbs, with plenty of character of marc aged for seven years in cask. The blend of must and brandy is aged for one further year in cask.

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