Domaine de La Borde, Julien Mareschal

France, Jura, Arbois

 
 

Biodynamic


Julien Mareschal, like several of the young vignerons in the Jura, was not born into a vine-owning family.  In Julien’s case, he came to the Jura at the age of 23, from an agricultural family, after studying agronomy and then oenology at Dijon.  He now has 5 hectares of vines in and around Pupillin, some at the highest elevations (550 meters) and all his vines are organic or in conversion to biodynamic.  His Ploussard is made without the addition of any sulfites; other cuvees have only tiny amounts added at bottling.  Only indigenous yeasts are used in the fermentations for all of his wines.

 

Technical Information

Wine Varietals Vine Age Soil Type Farming Type
Arbois Pupillin Chardonnay "Terre du Lias" Chardonnay 50 years Clay-limestone on gray marl Biodynamic
Arbois Pupillin Chardonnay "Côte de Caillot" Chardonnay 40 years Gravelly limestone Biodynamic
Ploussard Blanc "Veneon" Ploussard 30 years Deep gray marl Biodynamic
Savagnin Ouille "Foudre a Canon" Nature Savagnin 30 years Gray and blue marls with “schistes cartons” Biodynamic
Savagnin "Les Ecrins" Savagnin 35 years Gray and blue marls with “schistes cartons” Biodynamic
Pinot Noir "Sous La Roche" Pinot Noir 70 years Clay-limestone on gray marl Biodynamic
Ploussard "Côte de Feule" Ploussard 36 years Deep gray marl Biodynamic
Trousseau Sous La Roche Trousseau 7 years Limestone on red marl Biodynamic