Domaine Joseph Dorbon 2017 Les Bernardines Vieilles Vignes, Arbois Rouge AOC
Item Number: 16243
Sub Region: Jura
Appellation/AVA: Arbois AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Bernardines
Grape(s): 80% Poulsard / 20% Pinot Noir
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Yellow limestone-clay marls
Elevation: 1,000 feet
Les Bernardines is a vineyard in Vadans commune that is named after the Bernardine order of Cistercian monks who stewarded the land during the Middle Ages. Joseph owns Poulsard and Pinot Noir vines within its confines.
This cuvée, comprising around 80% Poulsard and 20% Pinot Noir, is co-fermented spontaneously in stainless steel without temperature stabilization, and aged two full years in old Burgundy barrels. The wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered with around 25 mg/L total sulfites.
Fresh and lithe, Les Bernardines leads with Poulsard’s sappy red-cherry fruit. The Pinot Noir contributes a certain suaveness of texture to the wine. The palate sees an extra boost of concentration from the 60+ year old vines, and the wine combines gentle structure with vivacious drinkability in harmonious fashion.