2017 Arbois Blanc Les Tourillons
This wine is made from grapes hand-harvested from the incredibly picturesque Les Tourillons vineyard which is quite small at .7 hectares, but occupies a West-facing site looking down on the town of Arbois and beyond.
The soils here are calcareous scree and when you walk through the vineyard you can pick up small rocks of limestone. The 50 year old vines here are Chardonnay (80%), Savagnin (20%) with a few Trousseau vines. The were harvested all on the same day and pressed and vinified together. The soil produces wines that have both salinity and minerality while displaying tension and energy. We love this wine it is absolutely delicious and we always try to keep one or two for ourselves.