Most-Prolific Appellation

The AOC Arbois stretches over 8.50 square kilometers of wine-growing area, with a production of about 3,720,000 liters of wines in a year spread over the towns of Arbois, Montigny-Les-Arsures, Arsures, Mesnay, Vadans, and Villette-Les-Arbois. Pupillin. Arbois is considered the capital of the Jura wines region in Eastern France, its name being a potent symbol of local production.

One of the Very First Six French AOCs

This name identifies a terroir of quality, sheltered from winds under limestone cliffs, with marly sub-soils rich in minerals and which retain the humidity typical of the Jura climate (“ar” and “bos” meaning “fertile land”). There are more conducive to red grape varieties (most of the production); the Trousseau grape variety, which particularly appreciates the lower slopes’ clays, gives full-bodied red wines with intense purple color.

Remarkable Range of the Wine Color

Red Arbois is lighter and fragrant when they favor Poulsard, or rounder and more colored with Pinot Noir. This AOC also offers a large variety of dry whites (especially from Savagnin), pale, fruity, and delicate and yellow wines, straw wines, and sparkling wines (AOC Arbois sparkling wine). The wines produced around the town of Pupillin can claim their appellation, AOC Arbois-Pupillin.

For the anecdote, some bottles of Arbois bear on their label a saying: “the wine of Arbois, the more we drink, the more we go right!”.

 


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A part of the important features of Arbois appellation for red wines are as follows:

  • Soil: Limestone.
  • Taste: Soft.
  • Wine color: Red (intense purple color).
  • Aromas: Fruity.
  • Aging potential: 3 – 10 years.
  • Serving temperature: 14 to 16° C

 

A part of the important features of Arbois appellation for rose wines are as follows:

  • Soil: Limestone.
  • Taste: Balanced.
  • Wine color: Rose.
  • Aromas: Fruity, slightly spicy.
  • Aging potential: 1 – 3 years.
  • Serving temperature: 9 to 11° C

 

A part of the important features of Arbois appellation for dry white wines are as follows:

  • Soil: Limestone.
  • Taste: Balanced.
  • Wine color: White.
  • Aromas: Fruity.
  • Aging potential: 1 – 3 years.
  • Serving temperature: 10 to 12° C

 

A part of the important features of Arbois appellation for yellow (sparkling) wines are as follows:

  • Soil: Limestone.
  • Taste: Balanced.
  • Wine color: yellow (sparkling).
  • Aromas: Fruity.
  • Aging potential: 1 – 2 years.
  • Serving temperature: 10 to 12° C

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Region Highlights

Surface: About 8.5 Square Kilometers
Classification: AOP Arbois
Grapes: Savagnin, Pinot Noir, Poulsard, Trousseau.
Types of Wines: White Wine, Rose Wine, Red Wine, Sparkling Wine

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