Domaine de la Touraize Arbois Terres Bleues 2018


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Alcohol: 13,5%

Grape(s): Savagnin

Localization: Jura, France

Tasting Notes: The wine has an expressive, rich aroma with a predominance of ripe fruit tones, citrus accents and expressive mineral shades. The taste of the wine reveals notes of apricot and pineapple, touches of grapefruit and orange, bright notes of minerals and spicy touches of dry herbs. A fresh, harmonious accord with a slightly oily texture and a long, pleasant aftertaste.

Food pairing: The wine will be a good addition to fried fish, scallops, savory snacks, and seafood.

Notes: Dry white wine Domaine de la Touraine, "Terres Bleues" Savagnin is created from the Savagnin variety grown in Burgundy. The vines used are at least 10 years old, the oldest ones are 40. The plots have a north-western disposition and are located at an altitude of 300 meters above sea level. The harvest is collected by hand and placed in containers for transport to the winery. There the clusters are compressed using a pneumatic press. Spontaneous alcoholic fermentation is carried out on natural sediment. Malolactic fermentation and subsequent aging take place in steel vats. Next, the wine is placed in oak barrels, where the wine is aged for 18 months, acquiring a refined character, bold taste, and rich aroma.

The Domain: André-Jean and Héléana Morin own the 12 hectare estate, Domaine de la Touraize in Arbois, Jura. André-Jean is the eighth generation to farm in Arbois, a village which is 1936, was among the very first wine-producing areas to receive AOC status from the French government.

The domain takes its name from a small parcel of vines on a steep hillside called “La Touraize”. This was the only parcel of vines that André-Jean’s grandfather kept after World War 1. André-Jean’s father expanded the family’s vineyards and continued his father’s practice of selling his grapes to the local cooperative. In 2010 André-Jean decided to begin estate bottling his production and built a small winery on the edge of town. Each year, he produces more wine in bottles, with the goal of bottling 100% of his production. André-Jean’s 12 hectares are divided into parcels in many “lieux-dits” that surround the village of Arbois, including La Touraize, Les Corvées, La Flandre and Les Petits Curoulets. André-Jean began farming organically in 2016 and is in conversion to gain certification. With the exception of some young Savagnin vines, all of the vineyards are hand-harvested. All wines are fermented with indigenous yeasts and the total SO2 in the wines ranges from 20mg/L to 60mg/L.