On Another Level: 2011 Macle Côtes du Jura

Posted by Joe Salamone

Macle has long stood as a benchmark for the Jura. The explanation is simple: no one in the region captures elegance the way that they do.

They are classics of the Jura. No one presents the region with a similar level of refinement.

Macle possesses an extraordinary ability to take Jura's wild, earthy flavors and, with absolute clarity, weave them together into a unified tapestry that has an undeniable, mineral-driven elegance.

The 2011 Côtes du Jura is a textbook example of this bottling. Compared to recent vintages, it's in between the richness of the 2009 and the mineral-driven zing of 2010. It possess a grippy complexity as notes of ripe citrus, forest floor, mushrooms, pine needles and spices seamlessly intermingle. The finesse and mineral freshness are beautiful.

There's no doubt that very attentive winemaking partially explains the class and refinement of Macle's Côtes du Jura, but it's also an issue of terroir: the Chardonnay and Savagnin vines for Macle's Côtes du Jura are from a choice plot that was part of Château-Chalon until the appellation’s boundaries were redrawn in the 1980s. When it comes to oxidative wines, Château-Chalon is the pinnacle.

It's always exciting to offer Macle's wines. For me, they represent some of the most captivating examples of the Jura.

To order, please email us at offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Joe Salamone

Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits