Domaine Rolet Arbois Vin De Paille, 2014
This Vin de Paille "Straw wine" is made with Savagnin, Chardonnay and Poulsard grapes, hanged and dried for three months in airy and dry rooms. Slightly "passerillees" the grapes are usually pressed in the early months of the new year and matured for three years in oak casks (topped up this time!). Once again, Rolet's Vin de Paille rate amongst the very best in the Jura, it is sweet, round and delicious with a lively, refreshing, tangy, Tokaji-like balance brought in by the Savagnin natural acidity. Excellent with foie gras and desserts.
Domaine Rolet is an Estate which reflects the image of an ever-changing Jura region, the Estate was created in the early 40's by Désiré Rolet. Today, his children have taken over and share the various responsibilities of the management of the Estate, Bernard and Guy take care of the vines and vinification; Pierre and Eliane are in charge of marketing, each one of them working with a view to the final objective of a wine-grower : the passion of obtaining, depending on the vintage the quintessence of the grape knowing that wine starts being made in the vineyard.
With modern air-conditioned wine-making plant where stainless steel vats, new barrels and oak casks are next to each other, from grape picking to bottling, they apply all of their know-how to the making of highly renowned vintages.
|Alcohol % by Vol.||16.0%|
|Grape Type(s)||Savagnin, Chardonnay, Poulsard|
Producing some of the more unusual wines found in France, the Jura Savoie wine region. Jura is home to some rather particular styles of wine, including the sherry-like Vin Jaune – matured under a layer or flor of yeast to give a uniquely rich flavour, and the Vin de Paille – a sweet wine made from grapes that have been naturally dried on sheets of straw.