2017 AOC Arbois 'Côtes à Côtes'
60% Trousseau, 40% Pinot Noir. Very low yields because of frosts. Short carbonic maceration, for 6-8 days. Aged in tanks. No filtration or fining before bottling. 10ppm SO2.
Beautiful light colour – screams summer. Serve this cold from fridge, like a white wine. This wine does have a bit of a reduction on opening, but it does blow off. A decant is recommended, to reveal the wine's true aromas. I don't mind the reduction as the wine tastes amazing, but it might be something to consider for fussy consumers. Lots of light red fruits, but also some spice. Quite fragrant and floral, with red roses appearing over time. Very fresh in the mouth. Light, nice fine tannins, light red berries, as well as a mineral rockiness. A slight bitterness, but in balance so that it gives the wine interest, and makes it more than just glou glou. The bitterness is actually a good thing, as it keeps the sweetness of the fruit in check. Tannins are super fine on finish, giving chalky grip. Awesome.