Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Château d'Arlay (Arlay, Jura) -- Current Release Wines

Demand is high for the wines of Château d’Arlay, so I encounter them far less than I’d like, but I’ve always been impressed, and this recent exposure was no different from the past ones. 

Vineyard practices are organic for part of the estate and lutte raisonnée (organic, except as a last resort) for the rest. Many of the vines date back to the early 1950s.

The red wines are destemmed and raised in foudres (large barrels) that are at least four years old. (Continue reading here.)