Château D'Arlay

+33 3 84 85 04 22 Route de Saint-Germain
Arlay, 39140
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Located in the heart of the Jura vineyards, the Arlay Castle produces a "Great vintage" of the guaranteed vintage "Côtes du Jura". In effect, this estate was created by the Counts of Chalon-Arlay, Princes of Orange, as early as the High Medieval Period at the foot of their powerful fortress. Later on, it became the Royal Vineyard of England, then of Spain and finally of France. Some authors have even written that Arlay was the oldest Vineyard Castle of France. Pleasant hill on the border of the Bresse region and close to the Jura foot-hills, Arlay has a favourable geology with plenty of water underground, which is composed of fossil lime stone and rich marls. Its full South exposure gives the vine-plants the benefit of plenty of sun which are protected from the Northern winds by the hill itself. This is, as the popular expression says, the "Good Country" which offers the Arlay Castle a distinctive place in the regional context. It was in 1960 that the Count R. de Laguiche undertook to create a well Read more »

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  • Château d'Arlay Côtes du Jura Blanc 2009

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    This is a good wine, not great. Not as sweet or fruity as I expected. A bit earthy/spicy for this variety. Think pears, paprika, and saffron. Color is a bit faded and brown. Read More

    Wine review by DinghyB


  • Chateau D Arlay Macvin Rouge 17 Demi NV

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    Not a wine, bu made with grappa and grape must (crushed un-fermented grapes) only. Sweet rich nose with a strong maderized component. Very nice balance, with firm acids. Offers raspberries on the finish. A treat. Read More

    Wine review by Philip


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  • Chateau d'Arlay Cotes du Jura Corail Rose 2007

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    Perfect summer rose. Neither too crisp nor too sweet. And the quality / price is amazing. Buy it if you are lucky enough to find it, and enjoy a bottle outdoors on a nice afternoon. Read More

    Wine review by carterpage


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