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Jura, France

Didier Grappe's winery is located south of Poligny in the small village of Saint-Lothain and its most important vineyards, Novelin, Champs Rouge and Longefin, are located directly around the village. Like the other top winemakers in the region, Grappe works organically in the vineyard and no non-grape additives are used in the cellar. Didier produces tight, expressive and largely reductive wines, with lots of pull, fine tannins and a compact texture. The philosophy is actually very similar and yet the approach in this region of individualists is completely different.


Didier is an innovator and not afraid to do things differently. He bottles all his bottles by screwcap, farms hybrid grapes and has vowed to never plant traditional Jura grapes ever again. Popular bottles include his Longefin, Pif and Traminer (which is the same grape as Savagnin, hence the name).

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