Domaine Rolet Père & Fils Chardonnay L'Etoile 2009
From hillsides near Lons le Saunier, the terroir is characterized by abundant star-shaped fossils, giving the name of L'Etoile (the star) to this very small appellation.
Tasting Notes: Light and brilliant color, with reflections of green. Refined, with aromas of minerals and dried fruits on the nose and palate. Full and very long. Pairing: Perfect with hot starters. Color: white Varietal: Chardonnay Bottle Volume (ml): 750 Appellation: L'Etoile Producer Website:http://www.rolet-arbois.com/
From the Montigny vineyards. Partially aged in oak for 12 months.
Tasting Notes: Light and brilliant color, with reflections of green. Powerful, with notes of vanilla, rich, minerals and spices. Mineral and fresh. Pairing: As an aperitif, with starters and crustaceans. Color: white Varietal: Savagnin Bottle Volume (ml): 750 Appellation: Jura Producer Website:http://www.rolet-arbois.com/
Domaine Rolet Père & Fils Vin de Paille Arbois 2003
The grapes are dried out during 3 months to concentrate the sugars before starting a slow fermentation process, process which will stop naturally when the wine will reach 15º to 16º of alcohol, conserving 60 to 100 grams of residual sugar. This is followed by 2 years of aging in barrels.
Tasting Notes: Amber color. Strong concentration, the hot 2003 being an ideal year for harvesting Vin de Paille. Preserved fruits dominate the bouquet, dried fruits, figs, apricots, quince. Very concentrated on the palate. Sweet. Pairing: Beautiful as an aperitif, with foie gras, and dessert, or on its own for your pleasure. Color: white Varietal: 40% Savagnin, 40% Chardonnay, 20% Poulsard Bottle Volume (ml): 375 Appellation: Arbois Producer Website:http://www.rolet-arbois.com/
"The king of wines and the wine of the kings", the yellow wine requires 6 years of aging without racking which give its unique nutty character. In February 2011, a bottle of 1774 Vin Jaune (that's older than the French Revolution!) fetched at a yearly auction in Arbois the record price of 57願 Euros!
Tasting Notes: Clear yellow color, with golden reflections. The nose is balanced, with aromas of walnuts, dried fruits, almonds and spices. Powerful on the palate, with notes of dried fruits and roasted coffee. Dry, reminiscent of a dry sherry or Port. Pairing: As an aperitif with Comté cheese and walnuts, with poultry, white meat or fish, accompanied of creamy sauces containing Vin Jaune, and exotic food. Can be cellared for 30+ years. Color: white Varietal: Savagnin Bottle Volume (ml): 375 Appellation: Arbois Producer Website:http://www.rolet-arbois.com/
Domaine Rolet Père & Fils Poulsard Vieilles Vignes Arbois 2009
Poulsard is one of the oldest Jura indigenous varietals. Aged in stainless steel tanks for 12 months.
Tasting Notes: Dark red color. On the nose, aromas of red fruits, strawberries, cherries, then onto animal and gamy notes, characteristic of the varietal. Good balance, soft tannins, flavors of red fruits with some spices and mint. Pairing: Smoked charcuterie, poultry and grilled meat. Color: red Varietal: Poulsard Bottle Volume (ml): 750 Appellation: Arbois Producer Website:http://www.rolet-arbois.com/
This other indigenous varietal is very demanding and shows its best expression on the fat gravels of the Montesserin vineyard in Arbois. Aged 15 months in large oak barrels.
Tasting Notes: Beautiful and light cherry color. Aromas of red fruits evolving towards notes of spices and pepper. Refined and elegant, with soft tannins. Pairing: Ideal with meat and cheese. Serve slightly chilled. Color: red Varietal: Trousseau Bottle Volume (ml): 750 Appellation: Arbois Producer Website:http://www.rolet-arbois.com/
Domaine Rolet Père & Fils Blanc Brut Crémant du Jura 2007
A blend of local white and red varietals.
Tasting Notes: Nice pale color with shades of green, fine bubbles rising slowly and continuously. Fine aromas of white flowers. Good presence on the palate, lively, elegant. Pairing: As an aperitif, at the end of a meal, or at any time of the day and the night! Color: white Varietal: 54% Chardonnay, 23% Savagnin, 23% Poulsard Bottle Volume (ml): 750 Appellation: Crémant du Jura Producer Website:http://www.rolet-arbois.com/