Domaine de la Touraize - ARBOIS AOP (Jura)

Savagnin "Terres Bleues"

2016

Grape variety :

Savagnin.

Designation :

Arbois PDO

Terroir :

Blue marl. Northwest facing. Altitude: 300 m.

Acreage :

0.70 ha. Named-places "Petit Curoulet" and "la Chenaillotte". Age of the vines: between 10 and 40 years.

Harvest :

Manual.

Yield :

38 hl/ha.

Farming method :

Winter and spring : "Guyot" pruning. 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, and aging in tuns (28 hl).

Aging :

12 months on fine lees in tuns (28 hl). 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.

Serving temperature :

Between 10°C and 13°C.

Tasting :

Fresh nose with exotic fruits. Lively, powerful attack, spicy on the palate. Balance combining finesse and freshness.

Serving suggestions :

Asparagus, grilled fish, smoked salmon, scallops, sweet and sour dishes.