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Region
Jura
Grape
100% Chardonnay
Farming
Biodynamic
Soil
Heavy Clay
Notes
Unfined/Lightly filtered

Terre de Gryphées

Domaine de la Tournelle

60

Evelyne and Pascal Clairet created their vineyard in 1991. They work 6-hectares of vines, from which they produce 12 cuvées. They make traditional wines in the traditions of Arbois, such as the Terre de Gryphons while also exploring new paths, such as the use of carbonic maceration in the Uva Arbosiana cuvée. Their methodology and passion is clearly invested in producing wines that represent the tradition and potential that this dynamic AOC possesses. The couple has now opened a little bistro in the center of the town of Arbois.

Vinification Method: Grapes are hand harvested in small baskets. Grapes are sorted by hand and undergo a direct horizontal press. Only native yeast are used and the fruit is racked for twelve hours. A cool fermentation occurs in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. Batonnage occurs every ten days for three months during certain vintages. The wine rests on the lees in old oak barrels for two years. The wine is bottled with a light filtration.

-Jenny & Francois

Enjoy this profile of Evelyn and Pascale here, thanks to Wine Terroirs.

 

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