From: Jura, France
Taste: There’s a saying in the Jura that the reds drink like white wine, and the whites drink like reds. It’s definitely true here. Beautifully vibrant aromas that include redcurrant and Rainier cherry, with a hint of hibiscus, brown sugar, and alpine herb on the nose. Most Poulsard wines we’ve had recently have been delicious but rustic, and we’ve adored the clarity and polish in this particular red. Light and precise, with cherry complemented by floral and spice flavors. A bright, silky palate shows off low alcohol levels, and a zesty finish. It’s a delightful and lively Poulsard, and we recommend drinking this chilled— about 50 degrees.
Pairing: Morel mushrooms in cream sauce, pan-fried crab with tamarind sauce, crab and aioli, ham and buerre baguettes, roasted poultry, roasted vegetables, squash and mushroom gratin, and even okra stews. We love the fresh flavors this Poulsard brings to the table, and suggest to serve it chilled (just about 7 degrees higher than fridge temperatures). And though we didn’t mention it above, a lot of Asian eats fit seamlessly with this translucent red. Cuisines that include but aren’t limited to Thai, Filipino, non-bitter Laos cuisine, a medley of Chinese-American meals, grilled and bento-styled Japanese fare, and many Vietnamese specialty dishes.
On the foothills of the Jura Mountains, just east of the Cote de Beaune on the Switzerland border, the Jura wine-producing zone is recognized for its unique reds, as well as its particular and diverse styles of whites.
Though borrowed from their neighbor Burgundy, Chardonnay and Pinot noir have been growing in Jura since the Middle Ages. But here the altitude, topography, climate and clay-rich, marl soils support a different style of Pinot noir, not to mention its other mildly-colored, light-to-medium—bodied indigenous reds, Poulsard and Trousseau.
Poulsard, about the grape. Excerpts from Michael Bredahl.
Poulsard is possibly the oldest grapevine variety belonging to the Jura region and contributes its full character on red marls. The grape got its name from a wild berry called Pelousse, which is edible and is grown in the northern region of Jura.
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