Domaine Les 5 Wy Village: Arbois Appellation: 7 ha Grower: Johann Widmer Website: https://domaine-5wy.fr/ Downloadable PDF Many in the wine profession have been called rather unexpectedly to the metier, and that is certainly the case with Johann Widmer. While in medical school, Yohann took a summer job at the wine cooperative in Arbois where his parents had recently moved. The experience proved transformational and propelled Johann to leave medical school and get a degree in viticulture and oenology at Beaune. Afterwards, he worked for four years in Etoile at the Domaine Montbourgeau. In 2003, he began assembling his mosaic of small vineyard plots in and around Arbois and continued this for the next decade while working for the Arbois cooperative and selling his grapes to them. In 2018, it was time for Johann to produce his own wine and he created the Domaine 5WY. With only a few vintages behind him, Johann continues to evolve a winemaking style that is rooted in minimal intervention. He is filled with ideas and projects, and it is going to be a joy to watch this domain develop. Arbois Chardonnay « Origine » The cuvée “Origine” takes its name from the fact that the vineyard was the first that Yohann acquired. The Chardonnay has a “Jura typicity” that makes it an appealing alternative to white Burgundy. Arbois Blanc « Le Desert » The cuvée “Le Desert” takes its name from the “lieu dit” in the village of St. Cyr. The wine is a blend of Chardonnay and Savagnin. The fermentation is done in barrels of different ages and sizes, and the wine is allowed to mildly oxidize while maturing. Arbois Savagnin « Prémices » The cuvée “Prémices” is 100% Savagnin and made in a style that is called “Ouillé”, meaning, topped-up. While expressing the great complexity of this indigenous Jura varietal, the wine manages to stay light and fresh on the palate. Arbois Savagnin « Signature » The cuvée “Signature” is 100% Savagnin and made in a style that is called “Typé”, meaning oxidized. The wine is fermented and matured in barrel for over two years without being topped-up. The wine expresses the great complexity of earth and heaven. Arbois Pinot Noir “Cassiopée” The cuvée “Cassiopée” takes its name from the fact that the vineyard “La Pinte” is remarkable for star gazing and the constellation, Cassiopée, is a favorite of Yohann’s. Macvin du Jura Johann produces his Macvin from Savagnin and Chardonnay. The distillate is produced by a “distilleur a voiture” or a portable still. Once blended, the spirit and “mout” age for two years in barrel before bottling.