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Chateux Aux Arc

Chateux Aux Arc Named for the original French spelling of "Ozark," Chateau Aux Arc planted its roots in 1998 when Audrey House bought ten acres of vineyard in Altus, Arkansas. Although she's likely one of the world's youngest winemakers, Audrey has nevertheless spent years on exhaustive research and travel across California wine country. A winemaker since the ripe old age of 13, she fashioned her first batch from water, sugar, baker's yeast and Welch's grape juice concentrate. After graduating from college, Audrey knew she was ready to make some great wine, so she bought the land and spent her weekends camped out for six months in a tent in her fields while she worked to bring her dreams to fruition. In spring of 2001 Chateau Aux Arc opened its winery selling vintages bottled in 1999 and 2000. Three thousand gallons of wine were produced in 2001 and now with almost 40 acres of plantable vineyard, an eightfold increase in production is planned over the next five years. Chateau Aux Arc is known for its 10+ acres of chardonnay grapes, as well as 5 acres of Cynthiana (with more on the way). These plus Kerner, Muller Thurgau, Schreube, Oraniensteiner, Vignoles, Cabernet, Primitivo, Zinfandel, Vidal and more populate the vineyard.

Directions
From Interstate 40, take exit 41. Go south on Highway 186 for 2.3 miles. We are the first vineyard and winery on your right.


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Address Web Social
8045 HWY 186, Altus, AR, US, 72821 Email: gotwine@chateauauxarc.com
Phone: 800-558-9463 Web: www.chateauauxarc.com
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Products



  Altage
A sultry sweet collage of German varieties, Muller Thurgau, Kerner, Scheurebe and Oraniensteiner,with a touch of old vine Chardonnay from Dragonfly Ranch Vineyards. Powerful fruit balance with citrus, pear & apple undertones. Named after our town Altus, Altage is a wonderful white wine that symbolizes the coming together of people and wine.
  Altus Champagne
We are proud and passionate about our bubbles! Bottle fermented, this wine has the style and finesse of a pricier bottle. Made in the traditional Methode Champenoise, our 2000 Altus Champagne spent almost three years on its yeast before disgorgement. Made from 100% Old Vine Chardonnay, and full of flavor with a dry finish. Your guests will want to drink more than just a toast of this great bottle of bubbly! Only 10 Cases Released Every Three Months. Limited Supply, Waiting List Only. Gold at the 2002 Arkansas State Fair
  Altus Rose
A wonderfully balanced blend of Old Vine Chardonnay, Altus Rose is a perfect combination of Altus soils and climate. An appealing wine with charming floral qualities
  Cabernet Sauvignon
Red wine aged in new American Oak barrels, the ripeness of the grapes, and the small yield provided us with a distinctive & intense wine that will further develop with age. This delicious Cabernet has a full-flavored palate unleashing luscious blackcurrant & chocolate undertones. Gold at the 2002 Arkansas State Fair & Bronze at the 2003 Wines of the South Competition.
  Cynthiana
  Merlot
Deep plum in color with a rich ruby hue. Mouth-watering aromas of chocolate, opulent black plums, and spicy oak with notes of cedar in the background tantalize the senses, while this Merlot spills over with rich cherry fruit flavors and cassis. The gently clinging tannins and spice flavors combine to provide a wonderfully pleasing depth and flavorful finish. Excellent with all food, one bottle won’t last! Bronze Medal at the 2002 International Wine Competition. Gold Medal at the 2002 Arkansas State Fair.
  Reserve Altage
Due to overwhelming demand Chateau aux Arc brings you a reserve of the infamous "Blue Bottle"! This wine is designed for the dry wine drinker and remincent of the old world German Spatlese. This wine is perfect for gifts, parties, and making any moment a celebration! Bronze 2004 International Wine Competition
  Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
This is a beautiful deep purple and ruby colored Cabernet with incredible depth and flavor. The long barrel aging in French, American, and Hungarian oak barrels integrated the oak characters, creating a rich undertone of vanilla, toast and maple. This Cabernet enters the mouth with spicy tannins, powerful berry fruit characters, then complemented by a backbone of fine-grained tannins and balanced acidity. This wine will continue to gain complexity in the bottle for years to come. Try it with bold pasta dishes, grilled meats & game, and chocolate. "Best of Show" 2002 Arkansas State Fair. Bronze at the 2002 Wines of the South Competition. Silver at the 2003 Wines of the South Competition.
  Reserve Chardonnay
Only the free run juice was utilized with fermentation and aging in French, Hungarian & American oak barrels (50% new, 50% one year old). Total time in oak was 10 months, during which time all barrels were stirred and topped off every two weeks. The blend was assembled, lightly fined and then bottled. This is truly a magnificent Chardonnay with aromas that follow through to the mouthfilling palate of fine, rich citrus and tropical fruits that are beautifully entwined with the quality oak. The lengthy finish is stunningly rich, with penetrating layers of grapefruit and soft spicy mineral tones. Gorgeous. This wine is ready for drinking now! Bronze Medal 2002 Arkansas State Fair.
  Reserve Merlot
From our now wildly successful 2001 vintage, our winemaker used a barrel-by-barrel selection of our entire Merlot vintage in order to choose the richest, most complex lot which can dare to be called Reserve. The Reserve was then aged for an additional year in French, Hungarian and American oak so as to balance the wine’s powerful fruit with a more refined oak compliment. This sumptuous and velvety, full-bodied red is full of aromas of plum and blackberry with lingering toasted oak undertones. The finish is layered with cherries, orange blossoms and raspberry jam while keeping the tannins exceptionally balanced as not to overpower. Double Gold at the 2003 Wines of the South Competition.
  St. Mary's Mountain White
Treat your taste buds with this perfectly balanced desert wine made exclusively from Niagara grapes. The bouquet is intoxicating with soft musky floral notes and hints of dried fruits. Excellent layers of salivating sweetness with honey, cooked pears, marmalade, pink grapefruits and a crispy citrus acidity that leaves a cleansing, lingering finish begging another taste. Tiny fruit yields and strict selection processes have meant that this exciting dessert wine delivers a serious experience for a modest price. Once you open this bottle of wine you won't want to put the cork back in the bottle. Fantastic with dried or fresh fruits, nuts, cheeses, & cheese cake. Gold Medal at the 2002 International Wine Competition. Silver Medal 2002 Arkansas State Fair. Bronze at the 2002 Wines of the South Competition. Gold at the 2003 Wines of the South Competition. Bronze 2004 International Wine competition.
  Winemaker's Select Chardonnay
Only the highest quality grapes that met the strict requirements of our winemaker were chosen for this wine. Aged in Hungarian Oak for over a year. To this base of high quality grapes, we blended and aged this wine using the most complex and time-consuming techniques. The result: the finest Old Vine Chardonnay ever to be released from Chateau aux Arc, made especially with you, our sophisticated customer, in mind. Warning: May be habit forming! Only 55 Cases Made.

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