2017 Domaine des Cavarodes Arbois Chardonnay
Etienne Thiebaud commenced making his own wine at Domaine des Cavarodes in the northern part of the Jura in 2007. He makes wines of amazing purity which reflect the terroir of Arbois.
He only has 4.5 hectares of vines (ranging in age from 15 to 115 years old) which he farms organically but produces many cuvées from these small holdings. The wines are made as naturally as possible with no additions whatsoever.
Taken from a selection of smaller vineyards in the Arbois appellation, this is an excellent example of the purity that can be achieved with Chardonnay grown on limestone soils in the Jura .