Château d'Arlay - Côtes du Jura Chardonnay Treize Vent
Selected the 'First Royal Vineyard of France' in the year 630, Château d'Arlay has remained in the Laguiche family since the 12th century. Before that time it was owned, at different times, by the Kings of France, Spain and England. These are among a few key reasons why the Château is registered a National Monument. It isn't only the history buffs coming by every year to visit, however. The Laguiche family knows a thing or two about winemaking...(see also: Montrachet). Count Alain de Laguiche has been at the helm of Château d'Arlay since the early 1980s after taking over for his father, Count Renaud de Laguiche. Today, Alain's son, Pierre-Armand, is in charge of the estate.
100% old vines chardonnay, planted in a south-facing location, just below the château, called "En Treize Vent" (very windy) and harvested at high maturity. The , The combination of calcareous soils and cool winds creates an extremely fine citrus-fruity style with a typical apple-nut aroma.A gastronomic, powerful Chardonnay, which carries within it its Jura character. An elegant and powerful contribution from the Jura to the world of Chardonnay.