winemaker : Tony Bornard
Grape varieties : savagnin, trousseau, poulsard, chardonnay
Surface Winery: 14ha
Annual production: 55.000
Certification: organic wine (AB)
We're talking to you about his Winery
|Like an elf straight out of the Jura forests, Philippe Bornard travelled the salons of France with his dynamism and good humour to make his natural wines known, far from the clichés of the region. At the age of 55, he already has more than 30 years of experience behind him as he collaborated until 2005 with the Fruitière de Pupillin, near Arbois, where he brought his harvest. On the advice of his neighbour and friend, the famous Pierre Overnoy, he broke away and today cultivates and vinifies 11.2 hectares on 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, he picks by hand, respects his vines and intervenes at least in the vinification process. Inputs" are banned and SO2 is just used with mastery at the time of bottling. Long macerations, long maturing in casks, up to 3 years for the whites for example, characterize fine and delicate wines, vibrant, with precise flavours, also destined for long ageing and playing on an exceptional freshness!
Officially since December 4, 2017, Philippe Bornard has retired... Unofficially, he is helping his son Tony Born ard, who is taking over Winery and adding the 2.5ha he had on his side since 2013.