Arbois is an Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée for wines made in the Jura wine region of France, around the town of Arbois. Red and rosé wines can be produced from Poulsard, Trousseau and Pinot Noir grapes, and white wines from Chardonnay and Savagnin.
Jura benefits from four geographic AOC, Arbois, Château-Chalon, Etoile and Côtes-du-Jura, and two product AOC, Macvin du Jura and Crémant du Jura.
The name ’Arbois’ comes from two Celtic words, ’ar’ and ’bos’, that mean ’fertile soil’. The Arbois area is the first in the Jura for the importance of its production.
Red wines can be served at 15°C, with delicatessen, sausages (particularly Morteau sausages), smoked meat, grilled meat, game.
Rosé wines can be served at 12°C, with delicatessen, sausages (particularly Morteau sausages), smoked meat, quiche, soufflé, grilled meat.
White wines can be served between 11 and 13°C with apéritif, quiche, soufflé, fish, shellfish, exotic cuisine, white meat, Comté or Morbier cheese, blue cheese.