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Domaine de Saint-Pierre - Arbois Blanc "Chateau Renard" 2016

Domaine de Saint-Pierre - Arbois Blanc "Chateau Renard" 2016

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This Arbois Blanc "Chateau Renard" is round, rich with a vivacious freshness.

The Jura region is one of France's smallest wine regions comprising just 2,500 hectares. Despite its size however, it has grown a steadfast reputation for the sheer quality of its wines. Fabrice Dodane, owner of Domaine de Saint Pierre is part of a small group of discerning producers, which includes Jean-Francois Ganevat, who push the boundaries, making stunning, profound and complex wines. The "Chateau Renard" cuvée is from vineyards located on grey marl with tiny limestone rock soil located in Vadant in Arbois.

The bouquet opens up on ripe stone fruit with buttery and almond flavours and a sense of richness nicely balanced out by citrus notes. On the palate, the wine is vibrant, with lovely aromas of white peach, apricot and citrus all the way to the finish. It's complex and long. It can be drunk with charcuterie, poultry cooked in stock, young Comté cheese, fish, prawns and seafood. Drink now or keep up until 2020+. 100% Chardonnay. Dry style. Please decant for 15 minutes and serve in big Chardonnay glasses.

"The “Chateau Renard” cuvée comes across as quite approachable but not at the expense of the complexity. It’s a rich wine with plenty of freshness and a clean finish. It’s delightful on its own or with a dish."

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 and 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 isn’t adding any inputs to the must or wine. Therefore, the wines don’t have any sulphur added. Once the grapes are pressed, the must is pumped into an oak vat. Once the fermentation is done, the wine is raked 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.

What we say

"The “Chateau Renard” cuvée comes across as quite approachable but not at the expense of the complexity. It’s a rich wine with plenty of freshness and a clean finish. It’s delightful on its own or with a dish."

Technical notes

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 and 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 isn’t adding any inputs to the must or wine. Therefore, the wines don’t have any sulphur added. Once the grapes are pressed, the must is pumped into an oak vat. Once the fermentation is done, the wine is raked 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.