France: Jura

Around Arbois

Salins les Bains to Poligny
By Wink Lorch

This Guide was last updated on 25 June 2014
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In tasting cellar at Domaine Daniel Dugois ©Brett Jones

Domaine Daniel Dugois

Address: 4 Rue de la Mirode, 39600 Les Arsures
Tel: 03 84 66 03 41 
Geo-coordinates:  Latitude: 46:56:53N (46.94816)    Longitude: 5:47:16E (5.78781) 

Daniel and his wife Monique (recently officially retired), and now their son Philippe, have run this mid-sized estate extremely well and their wines provide a bridge between tradition and modernity. Unusually, with the core wines of the range, two vintages are sold concurrently, which makes for an interesting tasting comparison. Their Chardonnays and Trousseau wines are aged in large foudres, the best being aged for as many as three or four years, proving that foudres can provide great depth and character to the wines without the oakiness. The Vins Jaunes are always excellent here too. Allow plenty of time for tasting.

Useful information: Monday-Saturday 09.00-12.00 and 14.00-18.00. Sunday by appointment only. English spoken. Groups (up to 35).


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