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Specifications

Colour:

White

Producer:

Domaine du Pélican

Region:

Jura

Appellation:

Arbois

Grape Type:

Savagnin Blanc

Savagnin, Arbois, Macération Pelliculaire, 2018

6x75cl £175.00

7 cases

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Tasting Note:

Crystal clear bright orange-tinged yellow gold colour. A pungently fragrant nose and a full bodied wine but with more than enough energy and momentum to leave you wanting more. Tangy flavours of salt, fruit skin and preserved lemon dance merrily on the palate alongside more exotic touches of guava and Mirabelle. A unique wine that completely floods and awakens the senses. Savagnin is an extraordinary varietal which has the same DNA as the Traminer varietal. Because of its multi-faceted personality, there are many different ways to work with Savagnin. In Jura, the most common use of Savagnin is for oxidative wines under a veil of flor rather like in Jerez (sous voile), either as vin jaune (which requires 6.5 years in barrel sous voile), or simply Savagnin (2 to 5 years in barrel sous voile.) Savagnin ouillé, sometimes called Traminer, or Fleur de Savagnin, is the topped-up version, one that Domaine du Pélican has been producing since 2012. For the first time, in 2018, Pélican made this "skin contact cuvée", vinifying a small portion of their Savagnin grapes as if they were red, fermenting them with their skins. This gives the wine additional structure without losing its tension and vibrancy.

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