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Domaine de la Pinte Arbois Cuvée d’Automne

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Vintage: NV
Region: Arbois, France
Viticulture: Biodynamic and Organic
Grape varieties: Savagnin and Chardonnay

Domaine de la Pinte Arbois Cuvée d’Automne is a very complex Jura white with fruity aromas that is balanced and silky and with a fresh finish. Medium-bodied, lush, with citrus and tropical fruits, minerality, and nuttiness. Cuvée d’Automne is made according to the traditional method of white winemaking. Only a part of the Savagnin is aged under the veil of flor (biological aging) and the rest undergoes aging in barrels (oxidative aging.)

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NATTINESS

Natty

FRUIT

Citrus, Tropical

BODY

Medium-bodied

ALCOHOL

14-15%

ACIDITY

Bright (Medium-High)

OAK

Neutral Oak

SWEETNESS

Dry

SERVING TEMP

Cool Whites and Orange (53°–57°)

SULFUR

Very Low Sulfur (less than 20mg/L)

VEGAN

Vegan

IMPORTER

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ABOUT THE PRODUCER

About Domaine de la Pinte Arbois Cuvée d’Automne

Domaine de la Pinte Arbois Cuvée d’Automne is a very complex Jura white with fruity aromas that is balanced and silky and with a fresh finish. Medium-bodied, lush, with citrus and tropical fruits, minerality, and nuttiness. Cuvée d’Automne is made according to the traditional method of white winemaking. The harvest is pressed when it arrives in the winery and the must is cleaned by decanting so that the fermentation can proceed cleanly. It then ferments with native yeasts in vats with temperature control and then also undergoes malolactic fermentation. Lastly, the wine is subjected to 4 years of aging in foudres and/or barrels. Only a part of the Savagnin is aged under the veil of flor (biological aging) and the rest undergoes aging in barrels (oxidative aging.)

About Domaine de la Pinte

At the heart of the Arbois vineyard, Roger Martin writes a page on the history of Vin Jaune. At the place called “La Pinte à la Capitaine,” on the blue marls of the Lias, he planted 14 hectares of Savagnin. It was then the largest estate planted in Savagnin. Today, Pierre Martin perpetuates the work of his father. Pierre has enlarged the Estate which totals 34 hectares of vines. In 1999 the La Pinte estate made a brave choice by converting its entire land to organic viticulture. In 2009 they started practicing biodynamic farming throughout the 34 hectares.

About the Arbois Region

Born from Celtic “ar” and “bos” meaning “fertile land”, the appellation Arbois was the first French AOC to date. It is also the first of the Jura by its volume of production, producing 45,000 hectoliters a year. This appellation spreads over 13 communes with a total of 843 hectares. The five grape varieties authorized in the Jura are eligible for AOC Arbois. The AOC produces around 70% of Jura red wines and 30% of whites. Indeed, the reds dominate the surface and production on this soil which is favorable to the grapes. This is a rugged terrain with calcareous scree. The soil consists of very deep iridescent marl and clay. It is siliceous and compact.

About de la Pinte’s Winemaking Philosophy

Domaine de la Pinte practices shallow plowing. This type of plowing does not destroy the soil. On the contrary, it contributes to the harmony between each element that composes it. This practice helps the microorganisms, minerals trace elements, microfauna. Biodynamic culture also allows the yeasts to grow on the skin of the grapes. The grapes are hand-harvested and vinified with these indigenous yeasts. Sulfur sees a light hand and is not systematic. A little on the juice before starting the fermentation and sometimes during breeding. The fermentation happens in barriques, demi-muids, and foudres. The duration of aging varies according to the grape varieties. The wines age on fine lees and extraction happens according to the lunar calendar. Wine transfers are gravity-fed during bottling.