Domaine de La Pinte, Bruno Ciofi

France, Jura, Arbois

 
 

Biodynamic


Founded in 1953 by Roger Martin, Domaine de la Pinte started with 20 Ha of vineyards, half of which are Savagnin. Today it is 34 Ha in production: 17 Ha Savagnin, 5Ha Chardonnay, 1 Ha Melon a Queue Rouge, 7 Ha Poulsard, 4 Ha Trousseau and Pinot Noir. The impressive cellar with basket handle arches (that took 3 years alone to build) was completed in 1959 and this cellar is said to be the last Franche-Comtois construction to be built in the old way. The stones are Jurassien chalk, which come from the Montesserain quarry. The production is entirely hand-harvested with 85% of the vineyard located just around the cellars. Soils: blue marl of Lias stretching from Arbois to Chateau Chalon. Bruno Ciofi, wine-maker, has tended the vines organically since 1999 and since 2009 has applied biodynamic principles to all the vineyards and in the cellar.

 

Technical Information

Wine Varietals Vine Age Soil Type Farming Type
Arbois Pupillin Chardonnay "Fonteneille" Chardonnay 37 years Clay-limestone Biodynamic
Arbois "a La Capitaine" 60% Pinot Noir, 30% Poulsard, 10% Trousseau 37 years Red marls of Trias Biodynamic
Arbois Poulsard "de l'Ami Karl" Poulsard 45 years Red marls of Trias Biodynamic
Arbois Poulsard "Pinte Bien"  Poulsard 25 years Red marls of Trias Biodynamic
Arbois Pinot Noir Pinot Noir 35 years Red marls of Trias Biodynamic
Arbois Savagnin Savagnin 50 years Marls of Lias Biodynamic