Grape: 100% Poulsard. Region: France> Jura> Arbois. Notes: Organic, indigenous yeast, neutral oak aged (18 months), no fining.
Description: Arbois is an appellation in Jura’s northern section and the main location of Rijckaert’s single-vineyard sites. They mostly face eastward and enjoy a mixture of gravelly limestone and grey marl soils. The vines, on average, are 30-35 years old and yields are restrained.
Light brick-redish color with aromas of five spice, clay, and cherry wood. Silky texture up front on the palate, with very fine integrated tannins. Excellent acid/ alcohol balance with notes of mineral clay, cherry, cinnamon, and clove.
The best winemakers, who emigrated from Holland to the Macon region in 1990 to work with the legendary Jean-Marie Guffens. “Consumers should flock to Jean Rijckaert’s (pronounced “ray-cart”) wines for the incredible combination of quality and value they deliver.” – Wine Advocate
Food pairings: Grilled salmon, red curry, curried chicken, herb roasted chicken, duck, mild cheese, etc.