(Domaine de la Renardière) Jean-Michel Petit 2011 Vin de Paille Arbois-Pupillin, Jura, France [375ml]
The domaine’s classic rendition of a Vin Doux Naturel from the Jura. Rich, long and fine, with notes of acacia, honey and saffron.
The domaine was established in 1990 and presently encompasses 7.5 hectares of vineyards. Half of Jean-Michel’s production is devoted to red (Pinot Noir, Poulsard, Trousseau) and half to white wine (mostly chardonnay, with a bit of Savagnin). Since 2003 all vineyard practices and applications have been organic with certification in 2012. In the cellar, Jean-Michel adheres to traditional methods of winemaking. Fermentation takes place via native yeasts, and sulfur additions are only utilized when deemed necessary. Elevage takes place in foudres for the red wines, and a combination of older barrique and foudre for the white wines.
VARIETIES: 40% Poulsard / 30% Savagnin / 30% Chardonnay
VINEYARDS / SOILS: Clay + Limestone over Marl - From various estate vineyards around Pupillin VINE AGE / YIELD: 25-30 years at 40 hl/ha
FARMING: Certified organic
WINEMAKING: Hand harvested, successive passes through the vineyards and triage. Grapes dried via passerillage on straw (paille) mats until sugar levels reach 23 degrees potential abv. vinified in 228L used barrels via native yeasts. Fermentation naturally stops at 15% abv. 3 years in 228L barrel. 120g/L residual sugar.
PRODUCTION: Approximately 1000 x 375ml bottles.
RECOMMENDED CONSUMPTION: Upon release and over the next 15 years.