Grandes Parcelles

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2019   2020  

Several generations have been necessary to patiently built one of the largest and greatest estates in the area, focused on key appellations such as Château-Chalon, l’Étoile and Arbois. The Domaine MAIRE & Fils covers nowadays 234 hectares of vines producing all the area grapes varieties.

The Jura wine region is small in size but large in its remarkable diversity. It covers 80
kilometres between Burgundy and Switzerland, in the eastern France.

The Arbois AOC is the oldest and largest of the Jura's four geographic AOCs. In particular, it was France's first AOC (created in 1937).  

Its name originates in the Celtic words "ar" and "bois" that would mean "fertile land".

100% Pinot Noir.

Pinot Noir is often blended with other varieties, for its flavour and cellaring potential. It can also be enjoyed as a single-varietal wine.

Planted since the 15th century in the Jura, on gravelly soils, it is often the first vine variety to ripen in the area. It gives red wines with a strong colour and hints of wild mushrooms, cherries and wild berries.

Located in the heart of the estate, at the foothills of the Jura Mountains, the “Combe Leubet” plot covers 4 hectares of Pinot Noir vines with a South and Nord exposure.

They were planted in 2001 on stony limestone soils over beds of silty clay.

The work in the vines, is based on the respect of the nature and the soil. For young vines, located on steep slopes, to avoid erosion, we cultivate a row out of two, practice soil reassembly to aerate the lands subjected to settlement due to moisture, and grass with plants. Such as clover, which, by competing on the vine, can modulate its mineral and water supply and control its vigour and yield. The Guyot double size is necessary for the Pinot Noir to better control its performance.

With a bright ruby red colour, the Pinot Noir offers in this Arbois a pleasant nose, straight and fine, with red fruits aromas. In the mouth, this is a rich and powerful wine with flavours of black fruits and fine spices notes. A great, racy wine for keeping as shown by the really present but elegant tannins.

Serve ideally at a temperature of 15-16°C (59-61 °F) with a fine piece of beef, dishes cooked and marinated such as the famous “Coq au vin” or in accompaniment of a great plate of French cheeses!
5 to 7 years.