Les Granges Paquenesses, Tourmont

Loreline Laborde moved from the warm south of France (Montpellier) to the cold mountains of Jura in 2010 to create a life in a place where low rents and ideological adherence to traditional methods are attractive. For her, Jura was the perfect place to establish a simple farm life with chickens, a horse, a vegetable garden and, of course, vineyards. Before this change of life, she studied winemaking in Burgundy, Bordeaux and Rhône, but didn’t find the peace and essence she searched for in those, slightly fussier regions.

She works with traditional Jura varieties like Savagnin, Poulsard, Trousseau and Chardonnay. Loreline offers a pure and rustic approach to winemaking. All the work is done by hand or horse with the respect for nature. Loreline has 3,5 hectares of vines in total which she’s been farming biodynamically since day one.

For the white wines she makes both ‘ouillé’ (topped-up) and ’sous voile’ (under flor, not topped up). The ’Ouillé’ ones have lots of yellow, ripe fruit balanced with fresh acidity and a racy salty minerality. The non-topped up ones ‘sous voile’ are intense with ripe yellow fruit along with typical nutty notes and a fresh acidity. The reds are elegant with red fruit and flirty aromatics but with a nice structure.

2019 La Mamette ouillé 

Soil: Clay and limestone in Pupillin
Grape: Chardonnay
Appellation: AOC Arbois
Age of Vines: planted 1958
Yields: 25 hl/ha

Vinification: Direct press before fermentation followed by ageing 11 months in 500 and 600 liter old oak barrels before bottling.


2018/2017 La Mamette ouillé 

Soil: Clay and limestone in Pupillin
Grape: Chardonnay
Appellation: AOC Arbois
Age of Vines: Planted in 1955
Yields: 25 hl/ha

Vinification: Direct press before fermentation followed by ageing 10 months for 2018 and 22 months for 2017 in 500 and 600 liter old oak barrels before bottling.


2019 La Pierre ouillé

Soil: Clay, limestone and sandy marl, 400 meters altitude just outside Pupillin
Grape: Savagnin
Appellation: AOC Arbois
Age of Vines: planted 1988
Yields: 25-30 hl/ha

Vinification: Direct press before fermentation followed by ageing 11 months in 500 and 600 liter old oak barrels before bottling.


2018/2017 La Pierre ouillé

Soil: Clay, limestone and sandy marl, 400 meters altitude just outside Pupillin
Grape: Savagnin
Appellation: AOC Arbois
Age of Vines: Planted in 1986
Yields: 25-30 hl/ha

Vinification: Direct press before fermentation followed by ageing 10 months for 2018 and 22 months for 2017 in 500 and 600 liter old oak barrels before bottling.


2013 La Pierre sous voile

Soil: Clay, limestone and sandy marl, 400 meters altitude just outside Pupillin
Grape: Savagnin
Appellation: AOC Arbois
Age of Vines: Planted in 1982
Yields: 30 hl/ha

Vinification: Direct press before fermentation followed by ageing for 5 years in 500 liter old oak without topping up.


2019 La Trouillots ouillé

Soil: Blue and grey marl, steep southern slope in Poligny
Grape: Savagnin
Appellation: AOC Arbois
Age of Vines: planted 1981-1991
Yields: 25 hl/ha

Vinification: Direct press before fermentation followed by ageing 11 months in 500 and 600 liter old oak barrels before bottling.


2019 Les Fées Papillons ouillé

Soil: Clay, limestone and sandy marl, 400 meters altitude just outside Pupillin and blue and grey marl, steep southern slope in Poligny
Grape: Savagnin
Appellation: AOC Arbois
Age of Vines: planted 1981-1991
Yields: 25-30 hl/ha

Vinification: Direct press before fermentation followed by ageing 11 months, 50% in 500 and 600 liter old oak barrels and 50% in stainless steel before blending and bottling. This wine is a blend of 50% La Pierre Savagnin and 50% La Trouillots.


2011 Vin Jaune

Soil: Clay, limestone and sandy marl, 400 meters altitude just outside Pupillin
Grape: Savagnin
Appellation: AOC Arbois
Age of Vines: planted 1989
Yields: 25 hl/ha

Vinification: Direct press before fermentation followed by ageing for 7,5 years in 500 liter old oak without topping up.


2010 Vin Jaune

Soil: Clay, limestone and sandy marl, 400 meters altitude just outside Pupillin
Grape: Savagnin
Appellation: AOC Arbois
Age of Vines: Planted in 1980
Yields: 30 hl/ha

Vinification: Direct press before fermentation followed by ageing for 7,5 years in 500 liter old oak without topping up.


2018 Le Plou Plousard

Soil: Red Marl
Grape: Plousard
Appellation: AOC Arbois
Age of vines: Planted in 1987-1997
Yields: 35 hl/ha

Vinification: Destemmed followed by 30 days of maceration, before pressing and ageing in stainless steel tanks. Bottled in August 2019.


2019 Trousseau

Soil: Blue and grey marl, steep southern slope in Poligny
Grape: Trousseau
Appellation: AOC Arbois
Age of vines: planted 1991-2001
Yields: 25 hl/ha

Vinification: Destemmed followed by 20 days of maceration with no extraction, before pressing and ageing in stainless steel. Bottling too place
in August 2020.


 2017 Trousseau

Soil: Red Marl
Grape: Trousseau
Appellation: AOC Arbois
Age of vines: Planted in 1987
Yields: 35 hl/ha

Vinification: Destemmed followed by 20 days of maceration, before pressing and ageing in stainless steel tanks. Bottled in August 2018.