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ARTHA 

BRUT DE CUVE OCEANE

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THE DIKE AND ITS REEF

ARTHA is Ocean serendipity. The symbiosis of grapes and swells

Underwater fermentation makes each submerged tank unique. They are bottled directly without filtration for singular micro-cuvées.

This cuvée, 100% vinified under the sea, is distinguished by a unique aromatic profile, a little sparkling and provokes emotions that go beyond simple tasting. 

These aromas are revealed thanks to unique and patented underwater vinification conditions, by means of a second alcoholic fermentation carried out at a depth of 15m in the Bay of Saint-Jean-de-Luz.

SITUATION 

White & Rosé :

Wine made from grape varieties with selected aromatic profiles and vinified specifically once in view of the immersion. A minimalist work in the vineyard and an early harvest on sought-after maturity criteria. 

Clay-limestone soils and grapes selected from 3 departments: Gers, Landes and Pyrénées-Atlantiques. 

Red :  

Wine made from old Grenache vines at 800m altitude. These low yielding vines produce incredible grapes selected and vinified specifically for the first time in the perspective of immersion. Minimalist work in the vineyard and early harvesting on criteria of maturity in search of the perfect balance. 

Clay-loam soils. 

VINIFICATION 

White & Rosé :

Champagne pressing, cold settling and first fermentation in stainless steel in stainless steel tanks as for a sparkling wine. Once this first fermentation is completed, part of the wine undergoes a second fermentation (tirage or prise de mousse) in vats and underwater at a depth of 15m in the Bay of Saint-Jean-de-Luz for about 3 to 4 months depending on the season.

Red 

A first cold fermentation (17°c) in concrete tanks with indigenous yeasts. 

A fermentation protocol like the one applied to the Syrah of the great Northern Côtes du Rhône with an early separation of the marc cap and the juice before the end of the alcoholic fermentation. Once this first fermentation is completed, part of the wine undergoes a second fermentation (tirage or prise de mousse) in vats and underwater at a depth of 15m in the Bay of Saint-Jean-de-Luz for approximately 3 to 4 months depending on the season. 

TYPE OF GRAPE - SPECIFICATIONS 

Blanc :

Ugni blanc 50%, Colombard : 50% 

Alcohol content : 11% vol. 

Rosé

Ekigaina 50 % et Arinarnoa 50 %

Alcohol content : 12.5% vol 

Rouge :

Grenache : 100% 

Alcohol content : 14 % vol 

LA GAMME ARTHA 

ARTHA is unfiltered unfiltered and without added sulphite, a lees deposit and a slight bubbling are quite normal.