Domaine de l'Aigle A Deux Têtes Cotes du Jura Vieilles Vignes Chardonnay 2007: Henry Le Roy has a small property in Vincelles, a little town somewhere between Chalon-sur-Saône (to the northwest) and Geneva (to the southeast), where he grows Chardonnay. This one is labeled "En Quatre Vis" which may mean "in four faces" or may not. The translator-in-chief is not on hand today, so I don't really know. I do know that this is Chardonnay unlike any other I've tasted, as it was made in the typé style of the region, meaning the wine has been subject to a certain amount of oxidation. If you're unfamiliar with the mechanics, you can read about that here.
This wine is not vin jaune, in that it is not made from the Savagnin grape. But the process was the same (although obviously a lot shorter than that for vin jaune, which may age 10 years in the barrel before bottling), and the result is a wine that offers a vigorous nose of green apple, lime, minerals, and sherry-like nuttiness. On the palate, the general impression is of bright green citrus, minerals, walnuts, and a hint of caramel. If you're not ready to plunk down $60 for a Château-Chalon, this might serve as a more economical introduction to the genre. I should probably point out that the Château-Chalon wines are famously long-lived; I doubt whether Le Roy expects this '07 Chardonnay to be aged 10 years before opening.