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Special dessert wine from the French wine-growing region of Jura. It is produced there in four appellations: Arbois, Château-Chalon (considered the best area), Côtes du Jura and L'Etoile. The production share is only about three percent of the total Jura volume. The French chemist and bacteriologist Louis Pasteur (1822-1895), who was born in this region, was fascinated by the phenomenon of Vin Jaune. He studied the complex processes of fermentation on site and made groundbreaking discoveries about the effect of the previously unknown bacteria. The name means "yellow wine"; it is also called "France's answer to sherry". Unlike sherry, however, there is no spriting (addition of alcohol).

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