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Wine Region: Jura, Pupillin - France
Grape: Pinot Noir, Trousseau
Tasting notes:Ad Infernum et Salutem is Pinot Noir and Trousseau from Arbois Pupillin vinified without sulphur or other additions. Pure and open with earthy blueberry and currant aromas, exquisite texture and intense cranberry acidity.
93 points Robert Parker
'In the dismissal 2021 vintage, Julien Mareschal didn't get enough grapes, so he blended the Pinot Noir and Trousseau to create the 2021 Ad Infernum et Salutem, vinified without sulfur or any other additions. With only 11.5% alcohol, it has a medium body, a perfumed and expressive nose with some reductive flintiness and fine-grained tannins, coming through as pure and delicate. This is a bottle he gave me to try later, and I tasted it back in Madrid in front of my computer, with plenty of time, good glasses and no rush. The wine deserved it.'
About the Winery
Domaine de la Borde is a tiny Jura estate in the appellation of Arbois-Pupillin that makes excellent, high-character wines. Winemaker Julien Mareschel might not have much space to work with, but he certainly makes the most of it.
Three and a half of the domaine's five hectares are dedicated to growing white varieties (Chardonnay and Savagnin), with the remaining hectare and a half going to red (Trousseau, Pinot Noir and Ploussard).
Half of the vines are more than 30 years old, and the other half were planted between 1985 and 1990, and the estate is entirely organic/biodynamic since 2012.
A unique terroir, strict hand-harvesting of the grapes, and a meticulous vinification process ensure the wines have a distinct sense of place—not to mention the kind of nuance and head-turning character that adventurous palates are always searching for.
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