Savagnin, Domaine De La Pinte
Located at the very heart of Arbois, specifically in “La Pinte à la Capitaine” on the beautiful blue marl soils of the Lias, founder and geologist Roger Martin, planted 14 hectares of Savagnin. It was then the largest estate planted with Savagnin. Today, Pierre Martin perpetuates the work of his father and has enlarged the estate which totals 34 hectares of vines.
With 20 years of organic farming (conversion took place in 1999) and 10 years of biodynamic practices under his belt, Pierre leads a team that operate purely on a philosophy of minimal intervention. Biodynamic culture also allows the indigenous yeasts to grow on the skin of the grapes, which are harvested by hand and are spontaneously fermented. The use of sulfur is limited and not systematic - a very small amount is added at bottling.
Producer Pierre Martin, Domaine De La Pinte
Viticulture & Winemaking Organic and Biodynamic grapes are hand harvested from blue marl soils and go through a spontaneous fermentation using native yeasts in stainless steel tanks. The wine then goes through extended ageing in a combination of foudres and 5 to 10 year old barrels. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Grapes Savagnin, Chardonnay
Region Jura, France
Tasting Notes Great aromatic complexity. It is fleshy and dense, yet fresh and energetic. There’s a pleasant iodine quality to it which culminates on a long, mouthwatering finish.