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The appellation named after the town of the same name is located in the north of the French wine growing region Jura. It was classified in 1936 as the first French area and is the largest in the region. The name is of Celtic origin and means "fertile earth". It was here that the famous chemist Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) carried out his groundbreaking research into fermentation and oxidation. The vineyards cover around 900 hectares of vines in 12 municipalities. Pupillin is the only commune allowed to bear the name on the label. Henri Maire (1917-2003), the owner of the winery and wine merchant, contributed in a decisive way to the revival of the region after the decline caused by phylloxera with exceptional marketing methods.

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