Philippe lives in the quaint village of Pupillin which is quite close to Arbois near the Swiss border. He inherited the vineyard from his father and decided to make wine himself rather than sell his grapes to others. He makes his wine under his house which overlooks the village. After working with Philippe for almost ten years he has decided to retire from front line winemaking. His talented son Tony is taking over the entire operation, however his father still provides advice where requested. The ultimate aim is to combine the two domaines of Philippe Bornard and Tony Bornard.
The wines cover two appellations. The first is the broader Cotes du Jura and then most of the wines are from the tiny Arbois Pupillin which only applies to grapes grown in the commune of Pupillin.
This is Pinot Noir like you've never seen it before. Redolent of dark, ripe cherries, plums, and iron-rich minerality, this wine is muscular, savory, age-worthy, and characterized by a ripe and excellent vintage.