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|Appellation/Sub-Region||Cotes du Jura AOC|
|Vineyard/Cellar Practices||Organically Grown|
The history of Domaine Badoz spans 10 generations of winemaking in the Jura town of Poligny. The current proprietor and head winemaker, Benoît Badoz completed his enology degree and continued his training at world-renowned domains in Puligny-Montrachet (Carillon) and Pomerol (Petrus) before taking the reigns in 2003. Their vineyards, "Roussots" and "Grands Roussots", sit on a bed of blue, red, and grey clay, as well as Jurrasic limestone. This balance of clay and lime gives both great concentration and striking precision to the wines. Benoit cultivates his vineyards with the aim of maintaining a natural ecological balance; he plants grass in every other row, uses no chemical products, and plows the soil. These practices enhance the vineyard’s biodiversity and encourage a variety of yeasts on the grape skins. This, in turn, enables Badoz to vinify with only native yeasts while also permitting the use of minimal levels of sulfur. This red comes from the trousseau grape, which seems to offer the beguiling fluidity of a pinot noir, but with a bucolic nose of cherry, blackberry and pepper, reminiscent of the outdoors. The soft, warm fruit is balanced on the palate by lively freshness and structured tannins on the finish. Organically grown.