Ploussard "Brume des Chambines" Domaine de la Borde 2015 MAGNUM
DOMAINE DE LA BORDE, JULIEN MARESCHAL, Arbois
Julien Mareschal is one of the only people to make wine in the Côte de Caillot, right outside of Pupillin. He works organically and has been in conversion to biodynamics since 2012. Each of his wines has a vineyard name. Proportionately, he has a lot of Savagnin, almost 50% of his vineyard holdings, grown on grey marls. His Savagnin called Foudre a Canon is ouille, fermented in foudres and bottled a little more than a year later. The Ploussard La Feule is made without any sulphur added at all; the other wines receive a small dose just at bottling. The Chardonnay is from a plot of 25 hectares of 35-year-old vines planted in Bajocian limestone on the top of steep slopes at 450m in elevation. Julien crafts serious Chardonnay in the ouille style, showcasing the true terroir of the site. The wine ferments naturally with indigenous yeasts and is raised in old, 1200L barrels.
This cuvée “Brume des Chambines,” (2015) is from a plot of 30-year-old vines on red clay soil, is aged 10 months in tank, and is currently the only (or one of the only) wines that is made completely without added sulfites. It was incredibly light and ethereal, with hints of curry spice and cumin, and an overall savory character. The hue was almost translucent like a precious gem. There was a hint of tart raspberry on the finish.
Grape: 100% Ploussard