Nicolas Jacob

Originally from the Jura, Nicolas Jacob started out working on local organic vegetable farms. He picked up the wine bug, and apprenticed under Jean Macle and Jean-François Ganevat before taking off on his own winemaking adventure with 1 hectare in L’Étoile. With two years of élévage and, until recently, only the singular hectare of vines, he has produced only a few barrels each of his 4 cuvées: Là-Haut, Là-Bas, Les Perrières Savagnin, and Les Perrières Pinot Noir. His first millésime, 2015, debuted in 2017.

Wines

Cotes du Jura Chardonnay Savagnin ‘Le Bas des Perrieres’ Amphora

Varietal: Chardonnay, Savagnin

Color: White

Farming Practice: Organic

Organic. 50% Chardonnay and 50% Savagnin. Vineyard: Aux Perrières (village of Voiteur). Vine Age: Planted in 1983 and 2001. Terroir: Marl. Vinification: Settling during 12h after manual harvest. Alcoholic fermentation in 228L barrels using natural yeasts. Elevage: 24 months in amphora. This cuvée aged in a single 300-liter amphora is a blend of 50% Chardonnay from Là-bas vineyard in L’Etoile and 50% Savagnin from Aux Perrières in Voiteur. No additions of any kind including SO2. 450 bottles produced.

Cotes du Jura Pinot Noir ‘Aux Perrieres’

Varietal: Pinot Noir

Color: Red

Farming Practice: Organic

Organic. This Pinot Noir Comes from 16-year-old vines planed on 40 acres vineyard on trias marl. Hand harvested and whole berry with 20 days maceration with no punch downs or pumping over. Spontaneous fermentation in half muid and stays there 24 months with the sediment. No sulfur, no additives.

Cotes du Jura Savagnin ‘Aux Perrieres’ (ouille)

Varietal: Savagnin

Color: White

Farming Practice: Organic

Organic. 100% Savagnin from 10-year-old vines on gray lias marl. Hand harvested without any use of synthetic products. Pressed and debourbage for one night, followed by fermentation with indigenous yeast in half tanks where it stays for 24 months. No battonage, no filtration. No additives.

L’Etoile Chardonnay ‘La Bas’

Varietal: Chardonnay

Color: White

Farming Practice: Organic

Organic. 100% Chardonnay from 35-year-old vines grown on marl. Hand harvested without any synthetic products. Native yeast fermentation in 228-liter barrels, where the wine stays for 12 months with the sediment. No battonage, no filtration. No additives.

L’Etoile Chardonnay ‘La Bas’ Sous Voile

Varietal: Chardonnay

Color: White

Farming Practice: Organic

Organic. 100% Chardonnay. Vineyard: ‘Là-bas’ comes from the lower part of Nicolas’ 0.70 ha vineyard in L’Etoile. Vine Age: Planted in 1983. Terroir: Marl. Vinifcation: Settling during 12h after manual harvest. Alcoholic fermentation in 228L barrels using natural yeasts. Elevage: For his first harvest in 2015, Jacob set aside one barrel for elevage ‘sous-voile’ for 36 months. No additions of any kind including SO2. 300 bottles produced.

L’Etoile Chardonnay ‘La Haut’

Varietal: Chardonnay

Color: White

Farming Practice: Organic

Organic. 100% Chardonnay from 60-year-old vines grown on marl. Hand harvested and then go through native yeast fermentation in half muid followed by 2-year aging. No sulfur, no additives.

Vin de France ‘X’ Rouge

Varietal:

Color: Red

Farming Practice: Organic

Organic. Blend on various unidentified old vines of red grapes from a vineyard near Lons-le-Saunier et Augea. Vine Age: unknown age, but certainly planted before WWII. Size: less than 1 hectare. Terroir: trias marl. Vinifcation: direct press (no maceration). Elevage: 8-9 months in fiberglass tank. No additions beyond 15 mg SO2 added after malo completed. 300 bottles produced.

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