2019 Domaine du Pelican Arbois Savagnin Ouille

2019 Domaine du Pelican Arbois Savagnin Ouille

Jura, FRANCE
$99. 99 Bottle
$1199.88 Dozen
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Cork

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Savagnin ouillé, sometimes called Traminer, or Fleur de Savagnin, is the topped-up version of Savagnin, one that Domaine du Pélican has been producing since 2012. In Jura, the most common use of Savagnin is for oxidative wines (sous voile), either vin jaune (which requires more than 6 years in barrel under flor), or simply Savagnin (2 to 5 years in barrel under flor). This cuvée is made of many different parcels located in Arbois and Montigny-lès-Arsures. The soils are very diverse: multi-coloured marls; fallen limestone rocks (éboulis calcaires) over grey marls; and marly limestone. The grapes are lightly crushed before being pressed, and fermentation is in foudres and barrels. One-third of the crop macerates with the skins for one night before being pressed. Ageing is in 500-litre barrels with 20% new oak for just over half of the crop. The balance is in foudre and vats.

Complex mix of fruit aromas from tart citrus to more exotic notes as well as a more green herbal side. A little bit salty and stony/mineral too. On the palate, creamy, smooth and mouth-filling, yet with fabulous and vibrant acidity. Taut and dry but not lean or mean thanks to those fruit flavours. Long, creamy finish without any sweetness other than fruit flavour and no obvious oak. May well age a lot longer. Drink 2021 - 2026.
17.5/20 points
Julia Harding MW - jancisrobinson.com