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Domaine de Saint-Pierre - Arbois Blanc "Dalles en Amphore" 2018

Domaine de Saint-Pierre - Arbois Blanc "Dalles en Amphore" 2018

$95.00

This Arbois Blanc "Dalles en Amphore" is an incredibly suave, mineral-inflected offering.

The Jura region is one of France's smallest wine regions comprising just 2,500 hectares. However, despite its size, it has grown a steadfast reputation for the sheer quality of its idiosyncratic wines. Fabrice Dodane, owner of Domaine de Saint Pierre is part of a small group of discerning producers, which includes Jean-François Ganevat, who push the boundaries, making stunning, profound and complex wines. The "Dalles en Amphore'' is made from a rare variety of Chardonnay called Melon à Queue Rouge, grown on a vineyard located on rich grey marl soils located in Arbois. Amphorae is used for the entire fermentation and maturing process of this wine.

The nose is seductive with a sense of floral, honey and quince richness; the palate contains notes of tart green apple and crunchy green grape, followed by a striking minerality and chalky wet stone flavours. The medium-bodied palate is built on a silky acid spine for a long, lingering finish. It can be served with charcuterie, poultry cooked in stock, young Comté cheese, white fish and seafood. Drink now with a 15-minute decant before serving or keep until 2021+. Best consumed in large Chardonnay glasses. 100% Chardonnay.

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At Domaine de Saint Pierre, the grapes are treated with the greatest care, farmed organically and using biodynamic practices. The very low yields achieved through rigorous vineyard management are testament to the high quality of the wine. The grapes are sorted and only the healthiest grapes make it to the press. From harvest to bottling, Fabrice does not add anything to the must or wine. Therefore, the wines are made without sulphur. Once the grapes are pressed, the must is pumped into an oak vat. Upon the completion of fermentation, the wine is racked and returned to the oak vat to undergo its second fermentation and maturation for 13 months. The wine is then bottled without clarification or filtration.

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At Domaine de Saint Pierre, the grapes are treated with the greatest care, farmed organically and using biodynamic practices. The very low yields achieved through rigorous vineyard management are testament to the high quality of the wine. The grapes are sorted and only the healthiest grapes make it to the press. From harvest to bottling, Fabrice does not add anything to the must or wine. Therefore, the wines are made without sulphur. Once the grapes are pressed, the must is pumped into an oak vat. Upon the completion of fermentation, the wine is racked and returned to the oak vat to undergo its second fermentation and maturation for 13 months. The wine is then bottled without clarification or filtration.