France: Jura

Around Lons-le-Saunier

Château-Chalon, l'Etoile and the southern Côtes du Jura
By Wink Lorch

This Guide was last updated on 25 June 2014
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Domaine Pêcheur

Address: Rue Philibert, 39230 Darbonnay
Tel: 03 84 85 50 19 
Geo-coordinates:  Latitude: 46:48:57N (46.81570)    Longitude: 5:36:10E (5.60265) 

In the somewhat cluttered little tasting room, someone from the friendly Pêcheur family is always here to greet you, albeit if you are foreign, with a shyness typical of the Jura. That is set to change, I predict, if ever their teenage daughter decides to join the estate - in the meantime, if she is around, she will happily try out her English on you. Her mother is the larger-than-life Patricia, and father is Christian, justly proud of his small 8-ha domaine and one of those salt-of-the-earth, traditional hard-working vignerons who deserves our greatest respect for his work. There is good use of old oak barrels here for both a juicy Trousseau and light Pinot Noir. The whites are all oxidative and exemplary, culminating in a very fine Vin Jaune.

Useful information: Open Monday - Saturday, and Sunday mornings.


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