Peter Maude Fine Wines
2020, Domaine du Pélican, ARBOIS Chardonnay "Grand Curoulet"
$92 inc. GST
Grand Curoulet is one of the very best terroirs of Arbois. It is a North-facing parcel located on the side of a hill that dominates Arbois and the plaine de la Saône. Grand Curoulet is known to be where the first vines of Arbois were planted. The vineyard sits at around 300 metres altitude, a little lower than En Barbi. The Chardonnay vines are located at the top of the parcel. The soil, made of grey marls, gives the wine extra tension and its Jura character. The crop is lightly crushed before being pressed, and fermentation is in foudres and barrels. Elevage is in 500L barrels with no new oak.