Les Dolomies Savagnin 'Arco'
Les Dolomies is the winemaking project of Céline and Steve Gormally. Having been trained at the Domaines Labet, Badoz, and St-Pierre, they bring a wealth of experience to their tiny plots in Passenans, Jura, from which they make otherworldly Jura wines full of both elegance and power. Wild yeast fermentation and bottling without fining or filtration have always been the norm here. From 2020 no sulphur is used during vinification and ageing, and the wines have gained in clarity and depth.
This is Savagnin from 35 year old vines on stony marls in Nevy-sur-Seille lieu-dit La Chaux. Arco is the name of one of the two donkeys that help the team, during harvest, on that particularly rocky and steep slope. This is a sensational wine expressing a razor cut of acidity and vibrant citrus flavours, with bitters and an intense mineral, saline impression on the finish.