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Croix & Courbet Arbois En Chemenot Savagnin Ouillé 2021

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Croix & Courbet Arbois En Chemenot Savagnin Ouillé 2021
Producer Croix & Courbet
Region Jura
Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size 6
Product Code 24141-750

100% Savagnin (ouillé). The Arbois lieu-dit of En Chemenot lies just east of the village (Domaine des Cavarodes produces a Poulsard from the same site). This north-facing hillside plot at 350 metres elevation sits on blue and grey marl. The Savagnin was planted in 2004, and the vineyard is managed using organic and biodynamic methods. Courbet is delighted with the quality coming from these vines (a portion of which is also used for the Côtes du Jura blend).

The winemaking here was similar to the Côtes du Jura—hand harvest, natural yeasts, low sulphur, etc. This cuvée was vinified in cement egg tank (90%) and a one-year-old barrel. Croix likes the tension and minerality the egg brings to the density of this vineyard’s fruit. And tension is again the word. On the nose, there’s lifted green pear and ginger spice, honeysuckle too: really inviting, leading to a linear palate draped in citrus, pithy and saline nuance. Then, there’s a cool hint of fresh cucumber, pink salt, and some classy lees again. Long and driven, it’s a wine that loves air (and food). Give it a good decant. It was (by the way) pH 3.1 after malolactic conversion! Again, any seafood, Comté or other hard cheeses, or roast chicken and grilled pork chops would make for terrific matches. 

Croix & Courbet Arbois En Chemenot Savagnin Ouillé 2021

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