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Vin Jaune

special Dessert wine from the French wine-growing region law, He will be there in four appellations Arbois. Château-Chalon (considered the best area), Cotes du Jura and L'Etoile produced. The production share is only around three percent of the total amount of law. French chemist and bacteriologist Louis, born in this region Pasteur (1822-1895) was fascinated by the phenomenon of Vin Jaune. He examined the complex processes of the fermentation and made pioneering discoveries about the effects of the previously unknown bacteria, The name literally means "yellow wine"; it is also called "France's answer to the sherry " designated. In contrast to this, however, there is no Spriten (Addition of alcohol).

The Vin Jaune will unmixed from the variety Savagnin Blanc ( Traminer ) won. After months of fermentation, it has to mature in oak barrels for at least six years. The wine may only come onto the market six years and three months after the harvest at the earliest. Every year on the first weekend in February, the so-called "Percée du Vin Jaune" (Percée = opening), the latest year is officially released as part of an event. The barrels are not filled to the top and the relatively large natural one loss Due to the years of storage of 20% to 40%, refilling is not allowed.

Vin Jaune - Clavelin bottle and glass as well as Comté cheese with nuts

Due to the oxidative processes, a gray one forms on the surface pile, that's a layer of special yeasts, This gives the wine its characteristic nuttiness, similar to a Spanish Fino Sherry. The yeast layer absorbs the oxygen and only leaves a very slow one oxidation to. The wine is named in a special 62 cl bottle Clavelin bottled. The bottle content corresponds approximately to the loss of fluid in six years: one liter of base wine gives 0.62 liters of Vin Jaune. The best qualities can be stored for up to a hundred years or more. The most well-known producers are listed under the above appellations.

Complete lists of the numerous vinification measures or cellar techniques, as well as the wine, sparkling wine and distillate types regulated by wine law are under the keyword winemaking contain. There is extensive wine law information under the keyword wine law,

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