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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Tasting chez Jacques Puffeney ©Brett Jones

Jacques Puffeney

Address: Quartier Saint Laurent, 39600 Montigny-les-Arsures
Tel: 03 84 66 10 89 
Geo-coordinates:  Latitude: 46:55:50N (46.93053)    Longitude: 5:47:7E (5.78516) 

A very classic range of wines produced in a traditional cellar at the top end of the winegrowing village of Montigny. Bearded Jacques Puffeney, whose 50th vintage took place in 2012, is a quiet and serious character who repays getting to know. He is a great believer in the use of wooden foudres for maturation of both his Chardonnays and his reds. His Vins Jaunes are always superb due in part to a rigorous barrel selection process and his minerally, firm reds have quite a following in the USA. Be warned, you will taste in his cellar which is small, traditional and cold, but it’s worth suffering.

Useful information: Visits strictly by appointment only, every day except Public Holidays. No English spoken. No groups.


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