2018 AOP Arbois 'Les Corvées'

Domaine de la Touraize

Regular price $75 750ml Sale

Trousseau from Les Corvées vineyard, with vines aged between 20-45 years old. The soils here are gravel on marl. De-stemmed by hand, then placed in a tank and filled with CO2. Gentle maceration for 30 days in tank. Transferred to old 3,000L foudre and aged for 18 months. Not fined or filtered. 10mg/L SO2 before bottling.

Deep nose of salt, bramble and wild berries. Dark red roses underneath, with black cherries. To drink it is supple and medium in weight. While a more solid expression of Trousseau, it is lighter than previous years. Sweet fruit, savoury and spice, all perfectly wrapped up and framed by fine tannic structure. No glou glou, just a well-made wine – and a great expression of the variety. Medium acidity and tension, but so much detail and mid palate stuffing – without being heavy. Perfect overall balance, and looking really smart thanks to some extra time in bottle.

AOP Arbois
2018 AOP Arbois 'Les Corvées'