Domaine du Château d'Arlay Chardonnay Cuvée à la Reine 2009 BottleDomaine du Château d'Arlay Chardonnay Cuvée à la Reine 2009 Label

Domaine du Château d'Arlay Chardonnay Cuvée à la Reine 2009

A special vintage of 100% Chardonnay, resulting from old vines harvested at high maturity, at a place called the Queen. Vinified and aged in tank, exclusively with fine lees pumping, it offers a perfect balance between freshness of the grape and dried fruits of our land. It is the pure expression of our land: the attack is round followed by a final right and salt, typical of the Jura. Its style is reminiscent of some Chablis Saint-Veran. With aromas of flower, dried fruit, and fig, with minerality. Serve slightly chilled (not frozen) for a whole meal (serve with a fleshy river fish fleshy, white pudding with morels ...) or on an aperitif with cheese puffs. It keeps 10 to 15 years, emphasizing its aromas of mushrooms and dried fruit.

 Producer Domaine du Château d'Arlay
 Region Côtes du Jura
 Country France
 Varietals Chardonnay
 Alcohol 13% alc/vol
 Vintage 2009

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Domaine du Château d'Arlay

Arlay, Jura, France Arlay, Jura, France

The Arlay Castle is a family estate which makes wines of tradition and care, where terroir notes are expressed elegantly. Our area is deemed the oldest wine chateau in France: Since 1070, it has witnessed many events which are in the archives kept at the castle. Moreover, Arlay has always been transmitted...

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