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Domaine de Saint-Pierre - Arbois Blanc "Savagnin de voile" 2010

Domaine de Saint-Pierre - Arbois Blanc "Savagnin de voile" 2010

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This Arbois Blanc "Savagnin de voile" is powerful, nutty and vibrant.

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 "Savagnin de Voile" cuvée is from vineyards located on grey marl with small limestone rocks in the appellation Arbois.

The bouquet opens up on fresh hazelnuts and nut flavours with fresh citrus and mineral notes in the background. The palate is light, vibrant and displays a long finish with nutty aromas brimming through. It can be drunk with roast poultry with cream sauce or aged Comté cheese. Drink now or keep up until 2025+. 100% Savagnin. Semi-oxydative style. Please decant for 15 minutes and serve in big Chardonnay glasses.

"The “Savagnin de Voile” cuvée is a semi-oxidative wine. This style and the famous Vin Jaune made the Jura region globally known. It’s a wine unlike anything you’ve tasted before, and it’s very enjoyable. Are you going to be adventurous enough?"

At Domaine de Saint Pierre, the grapes are treated to the highest care, farmed organically and using biodynamic practices. The very low yields achieved through rigorous vineyard management are vital to reach such a high quality of wine. The grapes are sorted and only the healthiest grapes make it to the press. From harvest to bottling, Fabrice doesn’t add any additives 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 fermenter to undergo its alcoholic fermentation. Then the wine is raked and pumped into 228 litre oak barrels at just ¾ full. The wine is left to mature for a further three years, forming a yeast film on top to protect the wine against hard oxidation. The yeast film acts as protection against off flavours that can be developed during that extensive time. The wine is then bottled.

What we say

"The “Savagnin de Voile” cuvée is a semi-oxidative wine. This style and the famous Vin Jaune made the Jura region globally known. It’s a wine unlike anything you’ve tasted before, and it’s very enjoyable. Are you going to be adventurous enough?"

Technical notes

At Domaine de Saint Pierre, the grapes are treated to the highest care, farmed organically and using biodynamic practices. The very low yields achieved through rigorous vineyard management are vital to reach such a high quality of wine. The grapes are sorted and only the healthiest grapes make it to the press. From harvest to bottling, Fabrice doesn’t add any additives 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 fermenter to undergo its alcoholic fermentation. Then the wine is raked and pumped into 228 litre oak barrels at just ¾ full. The wine is left to mature for a further three years, forming a yeast film on top to protect the wine against hard oxidation. The yeast film acts as protection against off flavours that can be developed during that extensive time. The wine is then bottled.