Florent Rouve was born in Montpellier in 1975. He moved to Jura in 1992 to begin making wine, and by 2007 was the winemaker and manager at Domaine des Poncétys in Davayé. In 2013 he took over Maison Rijckaert and since then has begun to employ more and more sustainable practices.
"Grand Elevage" (literally "Long Aging") is a blend of the oldest Savagnin vineyards in Arbois – the youngest vines are 50 years old! This gives a concentrated harvest that allows the wines to age for a long time. The majority of plots face east so that the vines enjoy a gentle morning sun that allows a good aromatic accumulation and a progressive maturity.
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