2014 Domaine Dugois Ploussard Arbois Rouge

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In 1973, Daniel Dugois bought 2 hectares of vineyards and a house equipped with wine cellars in a village called Les Arsures, where he was born. He cultivated the vineyard and sold his production primarily to Henri Maire, one of the most prominent producers in Jura at that time. In 1982, Daniel made his first harvest in his own cellars and began to sell his wines to consumers. His first ever harvest earned him his first Gold Medal for his Chardonnay at the Jura Wine Contest. Daniel and his wife Monique have continued to work on the quality of their wines and their efforts have since been recognized in many wine contests and guidebook reviews. In 2003, their son Philippe returned to the estate to lend a hand in the winemaking and in 2013 he took charge of the vineyard. The Ploussard is planted on red clay over red marl. Grapes are hand harvested and native yeasts are used during fermentation. The grapes are destemmed and the wine is aged in primarily used oak barrels for 8 months. The Ploussard has aromas of redcurrant, raspberry and Indian spices. It makes a great aperitif but as a more medium bodied red shows best when paried with food. Try it with charceturie, pates, pork and fondue.

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Staff Image By: Alex Schroeder | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/20/2016 | Send Email
Ploussard produces a wine reminiscent of an elegant Burgundy (for a much more reasonable price). The Dugois Ploussard glows a bright ruby red in the glass, and after a swirl, a rich blend of honey, cherries and baking spices reaches the nose. The wine is light and silky on the palate, with bright red currant and cranberry flavors. Its bright fruit, elegant nature and nice acidic finish make it a perfect bottle to have around for a hearty meal—I brought this bottle to Thanksgiving dinner last year.

Staff Image By: Olivia Ragni | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/27/2015 | Send Email
If you are looking for a lighter red for the evening, skip Pinot and try this gorgeous Ploussard. It's lighter than Pinot but full of character. The nose has aromas of bramble, tea leaf, and spices. The palate provides flavors of crunchy fruits like cranberry intertwined with savory, meaty components. It is bright and lifted but has game and earth too. When it's warm out, it is incredibly refreshing slightly chilled.

Staff Image By: Keith Mabry | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/4/2015 | Send Email
Dugois is one of our new exciting DI producers from the not quite so well known but very intriguing Jura appellation. Ploussard (aka Poulsard) is a grape that sometimes looks more like a rosé than a red. It is high in acidity and often has a little more tannic structure. The beauty of the Dugois Ploussard is its accessibility with its perfume of exotic spices, red flowers, raspberry fruit and gamy notes. Ploussard is very fun to pair with food as well, try this with some braised lamb, duck or any game meats. Mushroom dishes with creamy sauces are particularly great as well.

Staff Image By: David Driscoll | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/24/2015 | Send Email
I could drink this wine every day and never get tired of it. It's everything I love about French Burgundy, except that it comes from the Jura, so it's half the price. Crisp, tangy cranberry fruit with hints of earth and spice. Lighter in style and incredibly food friendly. Case up. Don't settle for a few bottles.

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