In the town of Arbois, you will find this small domaine run by husband and wife team Michel-Henri and Françoise Ratte. Vineyards have been in Françoise’s family for generations but they have always been under the shackles of a fruitier, selling their fruit under contract until now. In 2015 they broke free, not an easy feat considering you are usually signed for life here, and started making wine for themselves from some of the best terroirs in Arbois.
"Clos Maire is the result of the vinification of the red Trousseau and Pinot Noir grapes from the same vineyard. The grapes are directly de-stemmed to the vine, manually via crible, and the berries arrive intact in the vat room: a semi-carbonic maceration gives this wine a lot of freshness and an exceptional fruitiness. Raised in old burgundy barrels and bottled without filtration." GM Imports