Golden in color, with aromas of hazelnuts, golden apples, a touch of honey, lemon curd, dried herbs, and hints of baking spice. Pair with seafood, shellfish, chicken, pork, salty meats and cheeses.
The Courbet estate was founded in 1869, and like many at the time, it grew not only grape vines, but grains and livestock as well. Over the last 50 years, it has exclusively grown wine grapes and wine. It is run by the father-son them of Jean-Marie (father) and Damien (son) Courbet. The estate currently has 7.5 hectares of vineyards, half of which are located on slopes directly below the famous Chateau Chalon. Most vineyards are located near the village of Domblans and Menétru. Vineyard practices are certified organic and biodynamic.
The Courbets grow Savagnin on limestone marl soils, Chardonnay white grapes on limestone soils, and Trousseau, Pinot Noir and Poulsard red grapes on marls with some limestone and schist. This wine is 100% Savagnin. One thing to remember about Savagnin is that it is the basis for many of the white grape varietals of today, with a fascinating and very productive history. The Jura produces some of the best examples.
The grapes for this cuvée are from young vines, which are crushed and macerated on their skins for 18 hours. The maceration deeps the color and adds to both the aroma and flavor profiles. The fermentation and aging process take place half in neutral oak barrels, and half in stainless steel tank. The resulting wine is a very floral and a very true expression of Savagnin. Golden in color, with aromas of hazelnuts, golden apples, a touch of honey, lemon curd, dried herbs, and hints of baking spice. Pair with seafood, shellfish, chicken, pork, salty meats and cheeses.