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Domaine Desire Petit, Savagnin L Essen ciel, Arbois-Pupillin 2017

Domaine Desire Petit, Savagnin L Essen ciel, Arbois-Pupillin 2017

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The domaine, currently of 27 hectares, was established in 1932 by Désiré Petit and is currently run by the third generation of the Petit family. This cuvée, made from the Savagnin grape variety that virtually grows only in the Jura region in eastern France, was fermented in 600 L foudre and aged for 18 months. Here the oak is old and mostly used to favor a very slow oxygenation of the wine in order to develop softness and body. Meanwhile, the barrel was topped up with fresh wine regularly to avoid overly oxidative flavours that can sometimes be found in some Jura wines.

This is a fresh, elegant and savoury style of Savagnin with notes of ripe pear, wild floral, minerality, toastiness and a marked hazelnut character. The winemaker suggests pairing this with some asparagus or fish terrine but we would strongly recommend it with some raclette!

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