1. A range of mountains between France and Switzerland.
(joo-rah) The name used for the departement (like a state), mountain range, and wine growing region in eastern France, near the Swiss border. Not well known, for the wines do not travel well, it is a pleasant area, with pleasant, much varied, but ultimately simple wines.
is situated in Eastern France between Burgundy and Switzerland away from the main wine growing areas of France. This isolation has meant a unique style of wine from unusual grape varieties although Chardonnay and Pinot Noir have been introduced from Burgundy and are gradually replacing the local varieties - Poulsard which make a deep coloured rose and Savagin which is used to make the Vin Jaune for which the area is particularly known.
Wines made up of several grape varieties: for red wines "Poulsard", "Trousseau" and "Pinot Noir"; for white wines "Savigny", " Chardonnay" and "Pinot"; and for yellow wines "Savigny". Klevener or Traminer, Vine plant from Alsace which is used to produce flavoured white wines with low acid content
Jura is a department in the east of France named after the Jura mountains (not be confused with the Swiss canton of Jura).