The Arjolle Estate came to be in 1974, under the impetus of Prosper and Louis-Marie Teisserenc. The objectives from the very beginning were based on the essential pillars of quality, diversity, and production of excellent wine. Today these values continue to dominate the work of the estate.
These two pioneering and visionary brothers focused very early on renewal of vintage varieties, with the adoption first of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Sauvignon Blanc. The freedom they were accorded with the Côtes de Thongue appellation gave them the opportunity to produce vintage and blended wines with character and charm.
The people who work at Arjolle are passionate about their work. They are always ready to give their best to make outstanding wine, whether they are out in the vineyards, in the cellar, or working in production. Their drive is to make wine that is truly worthy of the Arjolle prestige.
There is a marvelous mosaic of diversity in the lands and soils of the Arjolle Estate, just like the vintners who work the land and the wines that are produced here.
While some spots, like the Pechs Heights (hills) offer sweeping vistas over wide, rolling spaces, others, like the banks of the Thongue are much more intimate. There is a common denominator that links all of the Arjolen soils. They are bountiful and generous and give the best of themselves.
While remaining conscious of economic realities, the Arjolle Estate strives to produce high-quality grapes while preserving both environmental and consumer health.
Traceability and sensible agricultural practices are the pillars of our professional activities.
The Terra Vitis method allows growers to contribute to the preservation of the land and the life of the vineyard. Recognized by the Ministry of Agriculture, this certification attests to a sensible agricultural practice. A set of practices are mastered that promise complete transparency for the benefit of consumers.
Faithful to its philosophy, the Arjolle estate searches for optimal quality grapes according to the types of wines being produced.
Harvest date is selected one parcel at a time, and it must correspond to exact maturity criteria. This is accounted for during grapes taste-testing (we’re looking for harmony between the skin, the pulp, and the seeds), but also through lab analyses (degree of alcohol content of the grapes; concentration of sugars, etc.).
Harvests go from the end of August for Chardonnay up to mid-October for Lyre, so we have eight weeks of work to create a range that results in nearly twenty varieties.
Wine production in the Arjolle estate has been shaped over the years to yield the best results for each parcel with the goal of providing you with an enjoyable wine. Each of our products is connected to a very unique production process, so we ensure a high degree of quality regularity while mastering the subtlest flavor effects.