Macvin du Jura

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Macvin du Jura, powerful vin de liqueur made in the jura in eastern France by blending hardly fermented grape juice with marc du Jura. This somewhat sweet but curiously earthy drink should be served cool as an aperitif or with ice cream dishes. A version involving spices and heated must was made as early as the 14th century. Macvin was awarded its own appellation contrôlée, the 400th created by inao, in 1991.