Domaine de Saint Pierre Arbois Petit Curoulet 2020
About the wine:
This Arbois Rouge "Le Petit Curoulet" epitomizes the classic, crunchy Jura style with a bright red fruit profile, rocky minerality and mouth-watering acidity.
The bouquet opens up with spicy floral aromas, bright red cherry, cranberry and plum, with a hint of brown spice, rosewater, and smoke. The palate is silky with beautiful fruit and spice balanced by savoury, earthy tones. It can be served with charcuterie, root vegetable dishes, roast chicken, pork and charcoal-grilled rib eye. Drink now with a 30-minute decant before serving or keep until 2028+. 100% Ploussard.
About the producer:
After studying enology in Beaune and working several years at the cooperative in Pupillin, Fabrice Dodane started working at Domaine de Saint Pierre in 1989 as manager. Fabrice took full control of the estate in 2011. The winery is based in the small town of Matheny and covers approximately 6 ha in the Arbois and Côtes du Jura AOCs with the vines planted in limestone and marl soils. Saint Pierre achieved organic certification in 2012, having started conversion in 2002. All wines are fermented with native yeasts either in tank or neutral barrel. Vinification for the reds is done without the addition of sulfur, and the whites are vinified in both the traditional sous voile method, as well as topped-up, or ouillé style. These are clean, balanced expressions of their terroir, and drink almost too easily.