Philippe Bornard Le Jo Liqueur is a sweet wine made by Philippe Bornard with the Chardonnay variety in Jura (France) and classified as a Vin de Liqueur.
Located in the village of Pupillin, near Arbois, Philippe Bornard cultivates the vineyards he inherited from his father. Until recently, the grapes were sold to cooperatives, but after encouragement from another Arbois winemaker, Pierre Overnoy, Phillippe began to turn his own grapes into wine. A meticulous work based on a biodynamic principles and minimal intervention, the results are wines that wonderfully reflect the terroir.
Philippe Bornard Le Jo Liqueur comes from high-altitude vineyards planted on limestone and clay soils. In 2012, the vines were officially certified biodynamic and the health of the vineyard is supported by following the lunar and astronomical calendar as a guide to natural cycles, and using healing herb plants in the vineyard.
In the winery, the Philippe Bornard Le Jo Liqueur grapes are pressed and the resulting must is heated in a copper pot over a small fire to achieve maximum sugar concentration. Alcohol made in the winery itself is added to the must. The wine is then aged in barrels for at least seven years.
Made in the local Macvin style, Philippe Bornard Le Jo Liqueur is a sweet wine that perfectly combines unfermented grape juice with speciality alcohol. The name Jo Liqueur is a play on Joli Coeur (happy heart), and this is exactly the feeling you get when you sip this wine.