2018 Domaine du Pélican Arbois Savagnin Macération Pelliculaire
All wines stored at 55° and 70% humidity
As an ode to Savagnin’s many different expressions, starting with the 2018 vintage, Domaine du Pélican has decided to experiment with a skin contact cuvée. The result is a white wine fermented as if it was red, with its skins, and gives the wine additional structure without losing its tension and vibrancy.
The maceration of the first vintage, 2018, was for around 10 days, after which the vat's juice is pumped and the skins are pressed. The wine is then taken to barrel. The 2018 vintage (approximately 1,700 bottles) was aged mostly in two Burgundy barrels, with the remainder in stainless steel.
— Importer Note (Grand Cru Selections)