2015 Domaine Rolet Arbois Chardonnay, Jura
Fully ripe grapes, brilliantly judged use of wood, and delicate use, too, of controlled oxidation to create what Guy calls “une petite inflection noisette” (“a little hazelnut nose”) are all hallmarks of the domaine’s wines, the consistency of which is impressive for such a cool-climate vineyard region.
“Lemon, yellow apple and fine stony spice thread through this Arbois chardonnay, sourced from 30+ vines on gray marl soils, and from 280-380m. This was fermented and aged in barrel (20 percent new), giving a slight and welcome lees pad to the core. You can feel the weight from the marl soils in the expansiveness on the palate, one that wears its 2015 vintage very well. There’s a lovely grip that houses the fruit to a light popcorn finish. Simple, pure and classic Arbois chardy.” – Anthony Gismondi
Region: Arbois, Jura
An Estate which reflects the image of an ever-changing Jura and family enterprise, this Estate was created in the early 40’s by Désiré Rolet. Today, his children have taken over and share the various responsibilities of the management of the Estate, Bernard and Guy take care of the vines and vinification; Pierre and Eliane are in charge of marketing, each one of them working with a view to the final objective of a wine-grower : the passion of obtaining, depending on the vintage the quintessence of the grappe knowing that wine starts being made in the vineyard. With modern air-conditioned wine-making plant where stainless steel vats, new barrels and oak casks are next to each other, from grape picking to bottling, we apply all of our know-how to the making of highly renowned vintages.