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.
All Pinot Noir from vines planted on marl - ideal for an expression of this grape and enhanced by working in biodynamics. 80 to 20 year old vines on various sites in Arbois. Harvested at maturity entirely by hand and destemmed in the vineyard via crible. Natural fermentation with indigenous yeasts and long maceration (3 weeks) without the addition of SO2. Aged in Burgundy barrels with a few being new. No filtration at bottling. GM Imports