Vin Sans Nom, (nameless wine) is a somewhat mysterious negociant in the Jura doing the élevage (maturation from fermentation onwards) on small quantities of purchased wines from various undisclosed domaines. Amid all this mystery what is clear is that the wines are both delicious and typically Jurassien. The style is less typically oxidative for the whites and more polished all around. They represent stellar value for characterful, easy-drinking and highly appetising wines.
The 2019 Chardonnay Vieilles Vignes all hails from the lieu-dit “Les Messagelins” which has unusually iron rich soil. The wine is aged in old barriques and sees minimal sulfur addition. It is nutty but not oxidative with powerful orchard fruit aromas and a touch of spice on the nose. The palate is concentrated but there’s zippy lemony acidity.
The 2020 Poulsard is delightful, from 60 year old vines from a pair of sites on marl and clay. The wine is aged in large foudre, sees minimal sulfur additions and no fining or filtration. It pours a pale dusty rose red in the glass, and is intensely fragrant. On the nose, one finds cranberry, dried flowers and earthy spices. The palate has a fine tannin and brisk acidity. It's a lithe and lively red that would make a fine accompaniment to poultry.