Château d'Arlay - Côtes du Jura Rouge Pinot Noir 2017 750ml (12.5% abv)

Château d'Arlay - Côtes du Jura Rouge Pinot Noir 2017 750ml (12.5% abv)

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Selected the 'First Royal Vineyard of France' in the year 630, Château d'Arlay has remained in the Laguiche family since the 12th century. Before that time it was owned, at different times, by the Kings of France, Spain and England. These are among a few key reasons why the Château is registered a National Monument. It isn't only the history buffs coming by every year to visit, however. The Laguiche family knows a thing or two about winemaking...(see also: Montrachet). Count Alain de Laguiche has been at the helm of Château d'Arlay since the early 1980s after taking over for his father,  Count Renaud de Laguiche. Today, Alain produces a tremendous lineup of Jurassic wines from their nearly 50 acres of vineyards located just outside the château's walls. 

furthest west plot - limestone.

The vineyards face due south, on a very rich soil made up of grey marl with limestone rolled stones. 

 ripe raspberries, red currants and dark cherries over layers of underbrush and sandalwood. Add vibrant acidity and mild tannins, and it makes an excellent, versatile food wine

region: jura, france

varietal: 100%  old vine Pinot Noir 

style: red

farming/cellar: certified organic, ambient yeast, gravity flow winery, low so2, The grapes are vinified in a combination of steel and concrete tank. After vinification, the wine is aged in oak barrels for 2 years before bottling.