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Orange & Co - SAVAGNIN, Domaine de la Pinte. Arbois, Western France

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2013 Now finished: SAVAGNIN, Domaine de la Pinte. Arbois, Western France


Bin: 360
Alcohol Percentage: 13%
Area: Arbois is the main wine region within the Jura, in eastern France. Chiefly famous for making traditional oxidative wine called Vin Jaune or (using dried grapes) Vin de Paille.
This wine is not a Vin Jaune, but has some of the salty, Sherry-like tang of that style.
Grape Variety: 100% Savagnin, aged in large, old barrels for 3 years
Producer: From the website of their UK agent:
"Domaine de La Pinte was first planted in the 19th century. However, after the ravages of phylloxera, the vineyards were not replanted until the early 1950s by Roger Martin, a native of Arbois.
Roger, a geologist, selected Domaine de La Pinte because it is situated on a band of blue marl which runs through Arbois to Ch√Ęteau Chalon at an altitude of 400 metres. Today, Roger's son Pierre runs the property. Domaine de La Pinte's Savagnin vines are located on blue marl from the Jurassic period, which is known to produce pure and fine wines with brisk acidity that are destined to be Vin Jaunes. The domaine now has a total of 34 hectares of vines in Arbois and Pupilin, with 17ha of Savagnin, 6 hectares of Chardonnay, 7 hectares of Poulsard and 4 hectares of Trousseau and Pinot Noir. The vineyards have been farmed organically since 1999 and converted to biodynamics in 2009, and are certified respectively by Biodyvin and Demeter."
Old Bridge Rating: Bracing acidity and a hint of sherry-like (oxidative) tang; not an 'easy' style but a true classic of traditional winemaking.

£27.00 per bottle
£25.65 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£24.30 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles

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