Jérôme Arnoux, Brut Nature
Crémant du Jura (a crémant from Jura)! The perfect aperitif to sip when cooking, on the balcony or wherever. It’s a summer favorite. With soft bubbles, notes of bread, citrus and green fruit this is a really pleasant sip. For those new to the wines of Jérôme Arnoux, he is Jura embodied. Born and raised in Montigny-les-Arsuses, which was the first village to grow grapes in the region, he encountered winemaking at an early age. As a self-taught seventeen-year-old, he started working for various winemakers around Arbois and already as a young man learned invaluable knowledge about Jura’s different soils, grape varieties, and expressions.
After 20 years of work, including a decade at Domaine Tissot, Jérôme became a partner and responsible winemaker in 2012 in Arboi’s oldest cellar, Le Cellier des Tiercelines. Today, 15 hectares of vineyards in Villette-les-Arbois, Montigny-les-Arsures and Pupillin are used, from which most of the fruit to Jérôme’s wines comes. The vineyards are managed according to sustainable principles without any use of pesticides and with very strict harvesting.
Jérôme is a true winemaker of the Jura and makes virtually all the different styles of wine that characterize the region. Refreshing Trousseau, dutiful Pinot Noir, wine in a classic oxidative style and packed with minerality. Regardless of wine style, the recipe is always natural yeast and gentle sulfur with resilient and lively wines as a result.
The short story
On the nose: citrus, green fruit, bread
Flavour profile: minerality, green fruit, stone fruit, bread
Grape: 50% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir
Agriculture: Sustainable, no pesticides, strict yields
Winemaking: Hand harvest, pressing in whole clusters, cold fermentation on natural yeast. Ageing on lees for 36 months, no sugars or sulfites added.