Franche-Comté Local Customs

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  • Vin Jaune - yellow wine
    Vin Jaune - yellow wine
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Franche-Comté Local Customs

  • Biou festival

    The "Fête de Biou" is celebrated the first Sunday of September in Arbois. We read about this festival in the wine museum in Arbois and saw some photos there, it's an old custom. A so-called Biou is made of bunches of white and red grapes, with same flowers put on the top and two Arbois flags. It weights 80-100 kg. Then there's a procession, where...

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  • Special wine: Vin Jaune & Vin de Paille

    The Vin Jaune is a unique wines of the Jura region, that is produced in Château-Chalon (its place of origin), Arbois, l'Étoile and Côtes du Jura. It stays in oak barrels for 6 years and 3 months and during that time a veil of natural yeast emerges on the surface of the wine. Under this veil the wine develops its special aroma. The yellow wine comes...

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