Cotes du Jura AOC Chateau d'Arlay Blanc Tradition
The Chateau d'Arlay Blanc Tradition is a dry white wine, blend of 70% Chardonnay & 30% Savagnin before fermentation, matured in old oak barrels during 3 years minimum. To be served at moderate temperature. Tasting: A dry and full-bodied wine, with a bouquet of dry sherry (Jerez), elegant taste of nuts, macerated fruit, overriped apples, with a long dry finish.
Food pairing: With canapés a l'aperitif, with meats cooked or grilled with cheese, with fish dishes with rich sauce, with poultry or white meat in cream with wild mushrooms, with asparagus with sauce "mousseline", or with a cheese fondue. This wine will develop well over 10 to 20 years, gradually deepening in its taste of honey and dried fruit. It has to be served at cool temperature, but not chilled.
Located in the AOC Côtes du Jura region, the domain of Chateau d'Arlay was established as early as the High Medieval Period, by the Counts of Chalon-Arlay, Princes of Orange, at the foot of their powerful fortress. Later on, it became the Royal Vineyard of England, then of Spain and finally of France. Some authors have claimed that Arlay was the oldest Chateau vineyard in France. For centuries, it has been producing wines of kings and kings of wines. Those wines are indeed very special.