Domaine Rolet Chardonnay 2018
Region: Arbois, Jura, France
Bottle size: 75cl
This wine is yellow, clear and bright in colour. The nose displays aromas of citrus, almond and acacia, which is followed by a lively mineral tension on the expressive palate, culminating in a long, fresh finish.
This Chardonnay is sourced from a selection of plots planted on the hillside at ‘En Chagnon’, located in the commune of Montigny-lès-Arsures. The combination of limestone bedrock, loose gravel and grey marl contributes both richness and a distinct minerality to the finished wine.
This estate, founded in 1942 by Désiré Rolet, has risen to prominence by acquiring prime parcels of old vines. Domaine Rolet owns over 65 hectares and cultivates all five of Jura’s varieties: Chardonnay and Savagnin for the whites, Poulsard, Trousseau and Pinot Noir for the reds. It is now run by a young, dynamic team led by Cédric Ducoté who took over the estate in 2018. Committed to striking the right balance between tradition and modernity, the team is focussed entirely on quality, and has introduced several initiatives in the cellar and vineyards to this end.