2013 Arbois Rouge Les Bernardines Vieilles Vignes
Ploussard and Pinot Noir make up this stunning, delicate red. It is floral, filled with red forest fruits and subtle savory hints and woodsy spice. It’s from a single vineyard in the village of Vadans. A beautiful, translucent red, but in no way a lightweight. This wine is begging for turkey and cranberry sauce - Thanksgiving anyone??
2014 Arbois Rouge Ploussard Vieilles Vignes
100% Ploussard, earthy and vibrant light red that is signature of the Jura, with that classic faded rose color of this special grape; from old vines. Super red cherry fruit with signature rose notes and some meaty, savory funk - totally balanced and beautiful with food!
2010 Arbois Blanc Cuvée des Moyne
The story of the Jura is one of white winemaking, and this is the exemplary cuvée of the domaine. Chardonnay with a touch of Savagnin are picked together and the wine spends over two years under a veil of lees to develop complexity, concentration, intensity and depth of flavor. This wine blew me away - it’s broad, rich, and electric and so alive - think honeyed texture, walnut, and citrus florals. Then eat some cheese and drink the dang thing!
Stylistically, the Jura is known for its lighter, rose-colored reds, and its concentrated, deeply intense, cerebral whites. These are some of the best examples of this region that I have ever tasted; iconic examples from a very sought-after producer. Dorbon works his vineyards following best ecological practices, working his soil with the aid of a horse.