2018 AOC Arbois 'Arces'

Domaine de la Touraize

Regular price $65 750ml Sale

100% Chardonnay from a 1.6ha plot called Arces. The vines are 40 years old, and grow on marl and very high content limestone. Aged in old 3000L foudre for 18 months on the lees. Topped up regularly. 

Quite yellow in colour. Beautiful clean nose, no reduction. Lovely notes of white flowers and stone fruits – nectarines and peaches. A smidge of butter, almond and macadamia. Very bright and lifted, and the notes are nicely refined. To taste it is clean and giving without being rich. Fleshy apple and nectarine. Quite juicy with lots of flavour – linear in delivery though. The acidity is long and fresh. There is a bit of texture here, but also a lot of drive. This is very well made, quite bright and rather impressive. Medium plus acidity – so long. Mineral finish becomes more apparent with air. An exciting Chardonnay!

AOC Arbois
2018 AOC Arbois 'Arces'