Philippe Bornard L'Ivresse de Noe is a natural sweet white wine from the Arbois area, in Jura. Produced by Philippe Bornard with overripe grapes of the Savagnin variety.
Philippe Bornard is a neighbour and friend of the famous Pierre Overnoy. He works with maximum respect for his vineyards and with little intervention in the winemaking. He does not use oenological products other than a little sulphite before bottling his wines.
The grapes for Philippe Bornard L'Ivresse de Noe come from vineyards on clay-calcareous soils that are manually harvested in mid-November. Savagnin has a hard skin, and this allows it to be raisined on the plant, thus concentrating the sugars and flavour. Once in the cellar the clusters are pressed, the must ferments and then it is aged for two years in old 400 litre barrels.
The name of the wine, L'Ivresse de Noe, refers to the biblical passage recounting the intoxication of Noah, father of the vine and of wine.
Philippe Bornard L'Ivresse de Noe is a very concentrated wine, moderately sweet and very fresh.