Mick O’Connell on wine: Why the Jura is one of the coolest regions of them all

Seek out some of the fantastic wines made in this unique region of France

Jean-François Ganevat: the cult natural producer based in the commune of Rotalier in the Jura makes ‘some of the truly great wines of the world’. Picture: Getty

While I was struggling to find enough layers to combat the recent cold snap, I was reminded of a visit to one of the coolest wine regions of them all.

The Jura area is in the foothills of the Alps. If you were to draw a line from the Burgundy wine mecca of Beaune to the centre of Lake Geneva, you’d be flying straight through the Jura. The main wine town in the area, Arbois, remains very much ...