100% Trousseau blended from the following three vineyards in the Côtes du Jura AOC: En Champaux (largely calcerous thick gravel or “gravies gras”), Plaignot (similar soil to Champaux but a cooler vineyard given its exposition) and Pireneige-Lyas (a warmer site made up of clay and grey marl). On average the vines range in age from 10-50 years old. A strict sorting eliminated between 10-15% of the fruit due to some July and August rain that took a bit of the shine off of an otherwise strong growing season. The wine spent nearly a year in 6-8 year old barrels before being bottled. The finished product is a fresh, accessible Trousseau that has small red berry, licorice and orange peel aromas along with a savory, herbal note. On the palate the fruit tends a touch to the darker, but today has a bright crunchy texture, and the licorice spice adds great complexity. The acidity and body in this wine are both in the mid-range and this should drink really well over the next 5 years. For those in the U.S. looking for a Sisyphean pairing quest, I can’t recommend enough the Morteau sausage in Trousseau sauce with Mont d’Or mashed potatoes. If you’re interested let me know and we’ll get you the recipe. Of course you’ll probably need to wait until next Fall when Mont d’Or is available.
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