All Pinot Noir from vines planted on marl - ideal for an expression of this grape and enhanced by working in biodynamics. 80 to 20 year old vines on various sites in Arbois. Harvested at maturity entirely by hand and destemmed in the vineyard via crible. Natural fermentation with indigenous yeasts and long maceration (3 weeks) without the addition of SO2. Aged in Burgundy barrels with a few being new. No filtration at bottling.
Floral with a lifted VA nose. Boysenberry and cherry with a nice grainy structure flowing into that Jura acidity keeping everything fresh. - Greg Murphy
In the town of Arbois, sits this small Domaine run by husband and wife team Michel-Henri and Françoise Ratte. Vineyards have been in Françoise' family for generations but they have always sold their fruit off to different producers. Until now. In 2015 they began to produce wines under their own label, utilising some of the best terroirs in Arbois.
They own 9 hectares of vines from famed parcels such as Les Corvées, Clos Maire and Pré Levront. Vine ages are between 20-80 years old but there is still a small part of 100 year old Savagnin plants in Pré Leveron planted by Françoise' Great Grandfather. The vineyards have been farmed organically and using Biodynamic principles since 1989. Françoise believes that Biodynamics is the best way to grow quality fruit, and preserve the natural health of the vines.
A new cave has been built on the outskirts of Arbois, close to the vines, and houses all the large stainless steel vats where the wines are fermented. All fermentations are carried out using wild yeast, before being transferred to old Burgundy barrels for maturation. Nothing is added or taken away with these wines, creating very pure expressions of the Arbois region and terroir.
|Product Type||Wine Red Pinot Noir|