CHARACTER : dry & well-structured*
VARIETY : Chardonnay / Savagnin
The first French appellation to gain AOC status in 1936, Arbois wines are grown on 843 hectares around the town from which they take their name. Arbois whites account for 30% of the white wine produced in the Jura region. There are floral Arbois wines, made predominantly from the Chardonnay grape, but also traditional vintages, resulting from a delicate blend of Chardonnay and Savagnin, exhibiting the walnutty taste so typical of Jura wines. The floral types are perfect as an aperitif or with grilled fish, quiches, white meats and such local cheeses as Comté, Mont d'Or and Morbier. The traditional varieties go down well as an aperitif, and with quiches, white meats and the local cheeses. But they are also excellent with veined cheeses such as Bleu de Gex, meats cooked in a cream sauce and even exotic dishes!
*Well-structured: well-balanced on the palate, full-bodied and with plenty of backbone.
> Local cheeses
> White meats
> Exotic cuisine
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