Domaine de la Touraize - ARBOIS AOP (Jura)

Chardonnay "En Flandre"


Grape variety :


Designation :

Arbois PDO

Terroir :

Calcareous-clay. Exposure: Northeast. Altitude 310 m.

Acreage :

1 ha - plot selection "En Flandre" - age of vines: 10 years

Harvest :


Yield :

50 hl / ha.

Farming method :

Winter and spring : Cane pruning (Guyot). Arch trained. Addition of organic matter at the end of winter. Spring and summer : Disbudding then tying-up. The vines are only treated with copper and sulphur, no pesticides. The soil between the rows and "under the rows" is ploughed several times a year. No chemical weeding. The grapes are hand-picked and put in 300 kg containers.

Vinification :

Pneumatic pressing of whole bunches. Static gravity settling. Spontaneous alcoholic fermentation achieved with indigenous yeast. Alcoholic fermentation, malolactic fermentation in barrels (350 litres). No inputs.

Aging :

12 months on fine lees in barrels (350 litres). Topping up weekly throughout aging.

Bottling :

After light plate filtration (K 200) on the morning of 19/07/2017, "fruit day", clear day with no wind. Cork stopper 45/24 Ma Silva. Total SO2 = 33 mg/l.

Serving temperature :

Between 10°C and 13°C

Tasting :

Fresh, fruity overtones on the nose. Lively in the mouth with citrus overtones and more mineral on the finish.

Serving suggestions :

Starters, fish, shellfish, or white meat.