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Vin Jaune

special Dessert wine from the French winegrowing region law, He will be there in four appellations Arbois. Château-Chalon (considered the best area), Côtes du Jura and L'Etoile produced. The production share is only about three percent of the total amount of law. Born in this region, French chemist and bacteriologist Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) fascinated the phenomenon of Vin Jaune. He examined on site the complex processes of fermentation and made groundbreaking discoveries about the effect of hitherto unknown bacteria, The term literally means "yellow wine"; he is also called "the answer of France to the sherry " designated. Unlike this, however, no Spriten (Addition of alcohol).

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

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

On the surface forms a gray by the oxidative processes pile that is 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 leaves only a very slow oxidation to. The wine is called in a special 62-cl bottle Clavelin bottled. The contents of the bottle correspond approximately to the fluid loss in six years: one liter of base wine yields 0.62 liters of Vin Jaune. The best qualities are up to a hundred years and more storable. The most famous producers are listed under the above appellations.

Complete listings of the numerous vinification measures and cellar techniques, as well as the wine-regulated wine, sparkling wine and distillate types are under the keyword winemaking contain. Comprehensive information on wine law is available under the keyword wine law,

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