The wine story of the Lornet family starts with Eugene, Frederic’s grand-father. He was cooper and winegrower. Eugene’s son, Roger, was one of the first of Jura’s producers to bottle the Arbois wines. Frederic Lornet took over the family tradition producing elegant Jura red and white wines. The cellar is located in a thirteenth century Cistercian abbey and the vines of the Domaine are planted on sixteen different plots (delimited in the past by the Cistercians monks).
The vines see good exposure, planted on soils composed marl and red rocks.
Grapes are fully destemmed, and fermented in oak foudres. Daily cap management, including pumpovers, are continued throughout 10 days of fermentation. Aged one year in oak barrels.
A light yet resiliant ruby red color, smooth upon entry. Medium body, and a lingering finish on the palate.
Fantastic with Duck Confit, rabbit, and Brie cheese.