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  • 79. Arbois AC 2014 Savagnin

    Jacques Puffeney

    100% Savagnin (13% alc.)

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    This oxidative wine comes from blue-grey marls, and has been aged in four to five year old barrels for two years under a veil of yeast. From 40hh yields, it has wonderful mushroomy, walnutty flavours, nicely relieved by the savagnin's characteristic acidity. For drinking now to 2025+. 

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Winemaker
Jacques Puffeney
Location
Montigny-lès-Arsures, Quartier St Laurent
Size of domaine
6 hectares
Grape
100% Savagnin – 40 yr old vines. Selection massale. 6000 vines per hectare, trained single guyot.
Terroir
Blue-grey marls. Triassic salt beds occur at the base of the valley and these may permeate through the marls. West and south-west aspect. Gentle 10-15% slopes.
Viticulture
Debud manually. Never carried out vendanges en vert. The soil is turned over 1 row in 2 during autumn, and the practice is alternated in spring. Uses sulphur against oidium, no pesticides and no herbicides. Organic fertiliser used very occasionally. Traditional hand pruning to produce low yields (30 hl/ha). Hand harvest. The grapes are picked late – savagnin still retains a high natural acidity.
Vinification
Pressed by pneumatic press. Vinified in old foudres. Malos completed. Aged for 1 yr (the barrels are topped up) in 4/5 year-old barrels from Burgundy. Assembled and bottled without fining or filtration.
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