Aurélie Parla & Julien Maublanc - Domaine la Grapp'A

Domaine La Grapp'A is a brand new Jura estate, managed with passion by Aurélie Parla and Julien Maublanc. Established in Abergement-le-Grand, 10 minutes away from Arbois, the 2021 vintage marks the start of their journey, with a remarkable first vintage.

Aurélie & Julien immediately opted for an environmentally friendly approach by adopting organic farming and biodynamics on nearly 5 hectares of vines. Their plots are home to a treasure trove of grape varieties, including Pinot Fin, old massales of Chardonnay, Savagnin, Trousseau and Ploussard.

Natural grass cover reigns supreme, eliminating any recourse to chemical weedkillers, while vineyard treatments are carried out with plant decoctions, in harmony with nature.

As if it wasn't enough, they hired a few Asian pigs, horses, sheep, bees and planted fruit trees to create the strongest environment for the vines. The harvest is a sacred moment at the domaine, where the selection of grapes for winemaking is carried out with particular attention to detail, all within the family.

The winemaking process starts with cold maceration without adding sulfur, allowing the color of the grapes to be enriched before fermentation. The latter takes place using indigenous yeasts, under the watchful eye of an old friend, Jean-Francois Ganevat. Lots of vinification trials, different aging and experimentation in this promising young estate.

La Grapp'A Wines

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