Domaine de la Loue Arbois Le Rouge
Le Rouge is a wine that is a blend of Trousseau (95%) picked in the Buffard commune as well as a little Ploussard, Trousseau à la Dame and Chardonnay.
The grapes were picked in September 2018 and then macerated for 7 weeks with the first 40 centimetres of grapes destemmed, then the next 40 centimetres whole bunch and so on to create what Catherine calls a millefeuilles! The grapes were then pressed and the juice transferred to stainless steel tanks. The fermentation was still active during the 2019 harvest so she added some Savagnin skins to liven it up.
The wine was bottled in February 2020 without any fining, filtration or addition of any sulphur.
Catherine recommends that Le Rouge is poured into a carafe before serving.