2017 AOC Arbois 'Arces'
Chardonnay from a plot called Arces, 350m above sea level. 40 year old vines grown on limestone and rich marl. Aged for 18 months in very old 3,000L foudre, topped up weekly.
Yellow apple, yellow plum, yellow peach on the nose. Hints of honey and acacia flower. Background rocks. Apple pie with shortcrust. Very, very clean. Lightly textured with sweet fruit, almonds and honey. Higher acidity than the other whites, but very well balanced. Beautiful tension. Nectarines and yellow plums on palate, plus hints of cinnamon. Finishes really mineral. Vibrant and exciting.