Domaine de la Touraize - ARBOIS AOP (Jura)

Savagnin "Terres Bleues"


Grape variety :


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 :

By hand.

Yield :

25 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, 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 with indigenous yeast. Alcoholic fermentation, malolactic fermentation, and aging in tuns (28 hl).

Aging :

18 months on fine lees in tuns (28 hl). Topping up weekly throughout aging.

Bottling :

No filtration. Cork stopper 49/25.

Serving temperature :

Between 10°C and 13°C.

Serving suggestions :

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