An emblematic event in the Jura wine-growing region, the Breakthrough of Yellow Wine welcomes many amateurs and curious people every first weekend in February. For its 20th edition, let's discover this wine tradition!
Initiated in 1996 by a group of enthusiasts, the Breakthrough of Yellow Wine has become one of the greatest wine events over the years. The principle? The first barrels of the precious nectar are pierced and tasted after six years and three months in oak barrels. The typicality of yellow wine? Produced only from the Savagnin grape variety, yellow wine has a very specific production process. During its maturation, the part of the wine that evaporates, well known as the angels' part, is not filled. A veil of yeast will then form on the surface of the wine, protecting it from oxidation by avoiding direct contact with the air. This unique and mysterious process of elaboration offers the yellow wine its typical aromas of nuts, dried fruits with spicy notes.
Every year, nearly 400,000 visitors flock to the Breakthrough of Yellow Wine. The event owes its reputation to its rich programme of festivities and traditions.
On the agenda for the weekend:
Organized in a city different from the vineyard each year, the event will celebrate its 20th edition in Lons-le-Saunier on the weekend of 6 and 7 February 2016. On this occasion, a retrospective of the previous 19 editions will be proposed to (re)discover this Jura tradition which highlights the particular typicity of yellow wine. After this anniversary edition, the Breakthrough of Yellow Wine will not return until 2018. The organisers have announced that they will allow a year to allow the event to "acquire a new lease of life and reinvent itself".
Dates: From Saturday 6 to Sunday 7 February 2016
Price: 14€ giving access to the site + 1 tasting glass + 10 tasting tickets More
Quentin Nicard (Les Grappes)