Domaine Philippe Bornard
As I write this page I am wondering if an introduction is really necessary or not… But let’s just say if this is the Wine Diamonds portfolio, then Philippe Bornard is definitely a jewel in our crown.
Based in a quant little farming village called Pupillin in the Jura region (East of France near the Swiss border), Philippe inherited the land from his father some thirty years ago. Story goes it was Pierre Overnoy who persuaded Philippe to produce his own wines rather than sell to the local co-op.
Philippe’s wines cover two appellations, Côtes du Jura and Arbois Pupillin, and he has been certified Biodynamic since 2012 (but practicing since the 90’s).
All of Philippe’s wines are from high altitude clay and limestone vineyards. Nearly all see long, slow fermentation in stainless steel before being moved to large format old oak foudres for maturation, with exception the Vin Jaune, which is fermented in old barriques and left to its own devices for nearly 7 years before bottling. Ploussard is said to be the original name for Poulsard by the way.
Annual production: 6 ha
Pupillin, Jura, France
All sold out. Next allocation due late-2019.