Purveyors of fine grape juice
2016 Domaine Ratte Clos Maire jura, france
$68

In the town of Arbois, you will find this small domaine run by husband and wife team Michel-Henri and Françoise Ratte.
Clos Maire is a co-ferment Trousseau/Pinot cuvée from the same vineyard. The grapes are directly de-stemmed to the vine, manually via crible, and the berries arrive intact in the vat room: a semi-carbonic maceration gives this wine a lot of freshness and crunchy fruit. Native yeast fermentation, raised in old burgundy barrels for around 9 months and bottled without filtration.

Origin jura, france
Year 2016
Varietal red blend
Style elegant & complex