Tucked between Burgundy and the Swiss border, this small area in eastern France is a missing piece of the puzzle for many wine lovers.

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Jura at a glance

Area under vine –  1,950ha

Production – 11 million bottles

Wineries – 230

Soils – Different types of marl (blue, grey, red, black) on limestone strata dating from the Jurassic era (150 million years ago)

Vineyard altitude – 200m-400m

Climate – Continental

Average rainfall – 1,200mm

Average sunshine hours – 1,800

Main grapes – White Chardonnay 43%, Savagnin 23% – Red Poulsard 14%, Trousseau 11%, Pinot Noir 7%, others 2%

Appellations – Arbois, ChâteauChalon, L’Etoile, Côtes du Jura, Crémant du Jura, Macvin du Jura, Marc du Jura

Wine styles – Dry white, red, rosé, sparkling, vin jaune, vin de paille

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