2022 Domaine Rolet Arbois Poulsard Estate ‘Vieilles Vignes’

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Domaine Rolet is an emblematic producer from the Jura. Made from 50+ year old vines, this is a Somms wine – it’s an earthy, drinkable, goes-with-everything red that is rarely found outside of the French/Swiss Alps. Serve with a slight chill and enjoy with roasted veggies, duck or our Provençal Pulled Pork.

Organic farming practices, hand-harvested and sorted, native yeast fermentation, fermented and aged in tank for 12 months.

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Red
  • Tasting Notes red currant, red cherry, hibiscus flower, tea spice, damp soil, mushroom, pine needle
  • Variety 100% Poulsard
  • Region France, Jura
  • Volume 750ml
  • Alcohol Volume 13%
  • Table Talk Poulsard is a grape from the French Alps that is a good alternative to Pinot Noir!

$50.00

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“[Domaine Rolet] is run with astonishing meticulousness and care.” -Andrew Jefford, The New France

It was Désiré Rolet who in 1942 began making wine in the small region of the Jura in eastern France. In 1958, his 4 children all decided to stay in the family business and took over from their father. Since that time the domaine has risen in prominence in the region and acquired prime old vine vineyards in the appellations of Arbois and Côtes du Jura. From the beginning, quality farming has been the focus; today the domaine is undergoing a complete conversion to organic farming, which in their steep-sloped vineyards can be quite difficult indeed. No herbicides or pesticides are ever used and the soils are constantly ploughed – creating beautiful, healthy vineyards. The commitment to quality viticulture extends into the cellar where they produce balanced, mineral-driven wines that can only come from the Jura. The wines always exhibit a focused purity and intensity of flavor which maintain the cool climate typicity of this mountainous region.

Poulsard (also known as Ploussard) is a red grape variety from the Jura region in the French Alps, located between Burgundy and Switzerland.

Color: Poulsard wines are known for their light color, which can be almost translucent. Despite being a red grape, the wine often has a pale, rosé-like hue.

Aroma and Flavor: These wines typically exhibit delicate aromas of red berries (like strawberries and raspberries), cherries, and sometimes floral notes. They can also have earthy and spicy undertones.

Body and Structure: Poulsard wines are usually light-bodied with high acidity and low tannins, making them refreshing and easy to drink.

Food Pairing: Poulsard wines pair well with a variety of foods due to their light body and high acidity. Think cheese & charcuterie, light meats, seafood, lightly spiced or ethnic dishes.