Vin de Paille
Fruitière Vinicole d’Arbois - Côtes du Jura
,Côtes du Jura
Poulsard, Chardonnay, Savagnin.
The Fruitière Vinicole d’Arbois was one of the very first cooperative wineries to be established in France. It was founded on 4 January 1906, at the instigation of 26 wine-growers from Arbois, in the wake of the phylloxera blight, when the aphid-like pest nearly wiped out French vines. The project was initiated for the purpose of resisting competition from inferior wines without designated origins. Determined to offer consumers the best of the wines of the Jura region, the cooperative chose to remunerate its vintners based on the quality of the grapes they supplied, by carrying out a strict selection. This collective approach of the pursuit of excellence contributed to Arbois wines being attributed the very first French AOC (Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée). The AOC Arbois was followed by the AOC Côtes du Jura.
Soil: Clay-limestone soils embracing the slopes of blue, gray, and red marls. Vines facing south/southeast. The vineyards are generally located on slopes of varying steepness, predominantly facing west/southwest. The altitude ranges between 250 and 400 meters. The vines are planted at a density of 11 to 16 plants per acre, pruned in the double Guyot style, and trellised. They are at least partially grass-covered.
Dehydration through natural ventilation of grapes laid on wooden trays (passerillage); pressing in the heart of winter followed by slow fermentation of the must; alcohol content achieved between 14 to 16%; the product remains sweet, averaging 90g of residual sugar.
Tasting notes
Appearance: Delicately amber-tinted old gold. Nose: Complex aromas of quince paste, honey, dates, spices, and candied orange. Palate: A reflection of the harmonious blend of aromas, characterized by its mellow sweetness.
Food pairing
Apéritif, dessert. Service: Serve at 50 to 53.6°F (10 to 12°C)
Aging potential
Grape varieties
Poulsard, Chardonnay, Savagnin.
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