* Please note that because there is limited stock of this wine it is not subject to any further discount.
The Point Barre exemplifies the Ploussard grape in all is gluggable charm. Deriving from old vines grown on red and grey marls, it undergoes a 21-day carbonic maceration and is then raised in 10 hl oak barrels. Light, delicate almost translucent red wine that gives off aromas of red currants, citrus and saddle leather with a touch of cinnamon. It is not high in alcohol (at a pleasant 12%) and it does not have aggressive tannins.
Notes on the producer
Domaine Philippe Bornard is one of the most famous in the Jura. Originally from the village of Pupillin, Philippe Bornard had always worked in the vineyard but sold his grapes to the village cooperative cellar before taking the plunge, in 2005, to producing his own wines On the advice of his neighbour and friend, the famous Pierre Overnoy. The grapes cultivated and vinified from 11.2 hectares on the gentle slopes around the small village, planted with typical Jura grape varieties as well as a "curiosity", a Melon à Queue Rouge, another variety of Chardonnay. Like Pierre Overnoy, harvest is done by hand, and they give respect to the vines and intervene as little as possible in the vinification process. Inputs" are banned and SO2 is only used in a controlled manner at the time of bottling. Long macerations, long maturing in casks, up to 3 years for the whites for example, characterise the fine and delicate wines, vibrant, with precise flavours, also destined for long ageing and playing on an exceptional freshness!
Since December 4, 2017, Philippe Bornard has retired and it is his son Tony Bornard who is now in charge after having bought the family estate and merged into his own vineyard.