Cotes du Jura AOC Chateau d'Arlay Corail
Chateau d'Arlay Corail is the only Rosé wine made in Jura from a unique blend of 3 red varieties (Pinot Noir, Trousseau, Poulsard) and 2 white varieties (Chardonnay, Savagnin). Wine making: Dry rosé (or light red) wine, according to the red vinification, after about 10 days of maceration, to extract colour, tannins and acidity, and then matured in oak barrels for about 3 years, as a traditional red wine. Serving temperature around 14°C. Tasting: Nose of developed red wine with a bouquet of cooked red fruit with a touch of soft spices.
Food pairing: This wine takes easily the place of both red and white wines during a whole meal. It is particularly recommended with smoked meat (like Saucisse de Morteau!), raclette, or with a grilled fish. Great with Asian food or Cajun dishes.
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.