Domaine du Pelican Arbois Trois Cépages Jura 2015


SKU 13504


This unique and beautiful red is made by the illustrious Marquis d'Angerville domaine of Volnay fame. 2012 was the inaugural vintage of Domaine du Pelican, the first venture of the d’Angerville family outside of the Côte de Beaune. Guillaume d’Angerville partnered with Francois Duvivier to search for the best vineyard sites in the Jura. After choosing Chateau Chavanes in Montigny-les-Arsures, they created a state-of-the-art winery surrounded by 5 hectares of biodynamically farmed vines that had been impeccably replanted 10 years prior by former owner Francois de Chavanes. The domaine is supported by an additional 5 hectares of chemically-free vines formerly farmed by Jean-Marc Brignot at a site of high-quality geology and exposure. The 2015 is a blend of 60% Pinot Noir, 30% Trousseau and 10% Poulsard. Vinification is as traditional as the Marquis: “The less one puts this and that in the wine, the better. I don't do anything - just wait for the fermentation to start.” Guillaume d'Angerville

Named for the Jura Mountains, the region of Jura is located in eastern France, to the east of the Burgundy region and west of Switzerland. The cool climate, high altitude vineyards and clay/limestone/marl soils produce wines that do resemble a cross between a Burgundian and a Swiss wine but the climate can be much colder than Burgundy. Interestingly, Louis Pasteur was born and raised in the Jura region and owned a vineyard near Arbois which is still producing wine today. Although better known for whites than reds, the Jura region has grown Chardonnay and Pinot Noir for centuries. Clippings of these noble French grapes were brought to the region from Burgundy in the Middle Ages.Poulsard and Trousseau are traditionally blended with Pinot Noir to create a more balanced wine with deeper color.

The pairings for this wine will be amazing...try with a main course of salmon simmered in fresh cherries and herbs; or with a classic Jura dish of Coq au Vin; or before dinner with French Saucisson (or fine ham) along with Comté Gruyere (this is the area where this wonderful cow's milk cheese is made) and/or chicken with morel mushrooms (another local speciality), And by the way, if you love elegant Pinot Noir, especially Burgundy and finess-driven Oregon offerings, you are going to fall in love with this wine. We enjoyed the 2015 with a simply grilled ribeye followed by Saint Albray ripened cow's milk cheese from the Jura regionl
Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Jura
Appellation Arbois
Brand Domaine du Pelican