Domaine de la Touraize - ARBOIS AOP (Jura)

Chardonnay "Arces"


Grape variety :


Designation :

Arbois PDO

Terroir :

Calcareous-rich marl - Northeast facing - Altitude: 350m

Acreage :

1.6 ha – plot selection "Arce" - age of vines: 40 years

Harvest :

By hand

Yield :

40 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, tisanes, and sulphur, no pesticides. The soil between the rows and "under the rows" is ploughed several times a year. Spreading of corn manure (500p) and silica (501) to naturally reinforce the vines. 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 using indigenous yeast. Alcoholic fermentation, malolactic fermentation in tuns (30 hl). No inputs.

Aging :

18 months on fine lees in tuns. Topping up weekly throughout aging.

Bottling :

No filtration. Cork stopper 49/25.

Serving temperature

Between 10°C and 13°C.

Serving suggestions :

light starters, asparagus, fried vegetables