Domaine de la Touraize - ARBOIS AOP (Jura)

Chardonnay "Les Corvées"


Grape variety :


Designation :

Arbois PDO

Terroir :

Rich gravel on marl - Southwest facing hillside - Altitude: 350m.

Acreage :

0.35 ha – plot selection "les Corvées" - age of vines: 80 years and 50 years. Density: 6000 to 8000 vines/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.

Yield :

40 hl / ha.

Vinification :

Pneumatic pressing of whole bunches. Addition of 20 mg/L of SO2 "in the press". Gravity settling of cold juice for 24h. Spontaneous alcoholic fermentation achieved with indigenous yeast. Alcoholic fermentation, malolactic fermentation, and aging in 20 hl tuns.

Aging :

12 months on fine lees in tuns. Topping up weekly throughout aging. Before bottling, addition of 0 to 20 mg/L of SO2 according to the oxidative stability of the blend.

Bottling :

On the morning of 19/07/2017, "fruit day", clear day with no wind after light plate filtration (K 200). Cork stopper 45/24 Ma Silva.

Serving temperature :

Between 10°C and 13°C.

Tasting :

Fresh, fruity nose with fresh butter overtones. Lively and dense in the mouth with citrus overtones and a more mineral, light woody finish. To be enjoyed between 10 and 13°C.

Serving suggestions :

Scallops, trout fillet with almonds or peanuts, pike quenelles.