The wines of the Jura are some of the most unique, unrelentingly traditional wines anywhere in the world. Raised in the foothills of the Alps in the Hura, a place much better known for its cheeses (Comté, Morbier, Emmental, Mont-d’or, Gex Blue, Vacherin du Haut-Doub) than its wines – except for the hard core geeks who seek out these wines and granting them near cult status in the world of off-the-beaten path wines. Some can be a bit rustic and take a bit of getting used to, but once hooked, you will be a fan for life. Or not, these are very personal wines and honestly not for everyone. The estate was created by none other Guillaume d’Angerville, giving it instant cred. You owe it to yourselves to at least give them a try!! The Savagnin is sourced primarily from two parcels: "Au Barby" and "Grand Curoulet." Both sites are considered some of the best for Savagnin because of their old soils rich in Jurassic marl and "terre de gryphées". The Jurassic marl is very different from the marl you find in Burgundy. The marl in Burgundy is white marl while in the Jura there is gray and blue marl. Domaine du Pelican’s Savagnin is fermented in 500L barrels and ages in neutral 350L barrels for ten months.