An imposing, good-natured figure in Arbois, bon-vivant vigneron Fabrice Dodane has raised his Saint-Pierre estate to the very heights of Jura winemaking. His wines are frank and authentic, expressing their terroir and the fruit. After working at the Pupillin cooperative, Fabrice Dodane first got involved, in 1989, in the Domaine de Saint-Pierre a few kilometers from Arbois, before taking over the domain in 2011.
The vineyard then increased to 6 hectares and was converted to organic farming. No treatments apart from sulfur and copper against vine diseases, and the desire to translate each terroir – either stony clay-limestone soils or gray marls – as closely as possible to the expressive potential of each grape variety. His cuvées of Chardonnay, Savagnin, Ploussard and Pinot Noir offer a very pure style where the perfectly ripe fruit, with very moderate yields is combined with minerality, bringing tension, freshness and salinity.