Bow & Arrow Fool's Gold

Bow & Arrow Fool’s Gold


The vines are located in the south of the appellation on hillsides of 10% to 40% sloped. The grapes are grown in clay-limestone soil from the Kimmeridgian, which is why their Chablis’ have a great reputation. The average age of the vines is 30 years. The aging potential is 5 years. It should be served at a temperature of 12 to 14°C. Domaine Vincent Wengier uses environmentally friendly practices. The Vincent Wengier vineyard has been certified HVE (high environmental value). 2020 is the first year of conversion of the vineyard to organic farming.

Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay

Elaboration: After a rigorous settling, the alcoholic fermentation is done slowly for about a month and a half. Then the malolactic fermentation was triggered naturally and carried out quite quickly. The aging of this cuvée lasted a short year. It was made in stainless steel tanks on fine lees to bring even more roundness and aromatic complexity.

Tasting Notes:  Luminous gold dress. Young and typical nose, floral flavors linden, hawthorn, white fruits and delicate minerality. Palate round, enveloping, endowed with a fruity freshness of gourmet youth. Style without artifice, marked Chablis imprint.


2020 – 90 Decanters

2021 – 90 Decanters


Portland Oregon’s Bow & Arrow Winery is owned by New York transplant Scott Frank. He moved west after 9/11 when he watched the tragedy from the 47th floor of a Manhattan skyscraper. His wife, Dana, owns Dame, a popular wine bar in Portland.

With no job and no previous winery experience, Frank bluffed his way into a job at the wine department of New Seasons Market where he realized that good wine didn’t have to come at a high price. He began to envision a future in wine when working harvest at the influential Cameron estate winery in Dundee, eventually becoming assistant winemaker.

PRINT Rated SHELF TALKER (2020-90 Decanter)
PRINT Rated SHELF TALKER (2021-90 Decanter)