Domaine Charles Trosset et Fils 2017 'Prestige des Arpentes' Mondeuse, Arbin, Savoie, France
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- Winemaker: Louis Trosset
- Varieties: Mondeuse
- Farming: Organic
- Terroir: Their 4 hectares of vineyards are spread over 10 parcels, all of which face south. The vines are pruned using the gobelet method (often seen in the Southern Rhone and Beaujolais), and the average age of the vines is 25 years.
- Vinification: The harvest is entirely by hand, in small plastic bins to avoid any oxidation before the grapes arrive at the winery (right) at the bottom of the hill. Usually the plots are harvested separately, and each goes into a particular tank. Fermentation normally lasts 8 to 10 days, with a daily pump over. The wine is raised in stainless steel and enamel lined tanks—no wood is used on the wines.
- Tasting Notes: Blackberry with a bit of red fruit peeking through, along with a touch of pepper. A hint of herbs (mountain herbs, as in Chartreuse) come through on the rich, full-bodied palate. The lightly tannic finish is also long.