Jura, Jerez and Tokaj's flor show

Michel Campy and Paola Medina

Jura and Savoie specialist Wink Lorch shares this report of a world first – a symposium on wines aged under film-forming yeast.

Until this month, it seemed to me that most Jura winemakers thought they were the world’s most important producers of wines matured sous voile, under a veil or layer of yeast, known to sherry lovers as flor. Sure, Jura producers were aware of wines from Jerez, but there was an audible gasp from the audience of mainly Jura winegrowers at a recent symposium when Eduardo Ojeda of Equipo Navazos and Valdespino introduced the sherry region as having...