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Côtes du Jura AC 2015 Ploussard, Le Plou
  • 54. Côtes du Jura AC 2015 Ploussard, Le Plou

    Les Granges Pâquenesses

    100% Poulsard (12% alc.)

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    Loreline has a tiny plot of 40 year old vines in red marl soils on the fine hillside of La Côte de Feule in Pupillin. Destalked by hand, the grapes are not crushed but fermented whole during a 20 day fermentation under carbon dioxide. Aged in cuve it has a very pale pinot colour, a subtle teasing quality on the palate, fresh red fruits, spices, hint of game and good bite on the finish. For drinking now to 2020.

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Winemaker
Loreline Laborde
Location
Pupillin, Jura – Bottom of the Côte de Feule.
Size of domaine
0.35 hectares.
Grape
100% Poulsard (or Ploussard according to the term used in Pupillin). Old massal selection from various vineyards. 40 to 45 year old vines. 5.000 vines per hectare on average. Vines are trained double guyot.
Terroir
Red marls. South aspect on gentle hillside. 350 mtrs above sea-level.
Viticulture
Debudding. Carries out vendanges en vert depending on vintages. Uses horses to manage the grass and to plough the vineyard: earthing-up (Winter), earthing-down and scrapping (Spring and Summer). Uses sulphur and copper (Bordeaux mixture) to fight against oidium and mildew. No chemical herbicides or pesticides. Organic fertilizers and homemade compost are sometimes used during Autumn (not every year). Organic certification in process since May 2013. Harvested by hand with the grape pickers doing the sorting in the vineyard. 40 hectos per hectare yield
Vinification
100% destalking by hand just above the cuve. The grapes are not crushed. Cold pre-fermentation for 24 to 48 hours at 15°C then semi-carbonic maceration. Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel vat. Fermentation for 20 to 25 days (at 20-24°C) using natural, indigenous yeasts. No chaptalisation. 1 remontage per day during the fermentation. Pressed by a wooden press with pawls. The press wine is blended. Aged for 8 to 10 months in stainless steel vats. 2 to 3 racking. No bâtonnage, no collage and light filtration by Kieselghur. Only one bottling between May and July. Diams corks. 1.300 bottles produced on average.
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