ARBOIS TROUSSEAU 2015

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2015  

A very beautiful cherry red colour with intensity. The nose, very fine, exhales aromas of small red fruits with woody and spicy notes. The palate is typical of the grape variety. It reveals notes of spices and ripe fruit, with an elegant and balanced structure.

A racy & powerful Arbois.

In order to create a harmonious Arbois Trousseau, we selected our best plots. The soils are very varied: Bajocian limestones, calcareous scree and marls on the plots attached to the hillside, to various clays, Lias and Trias on lands further forward, of variable depth but always sitting on Marls which may be exposed.


A patchwork of complex terroirs articulated around multiple faults.

The work in the vines, is based on the respect of the nature and the soil. For young vines, located on steep slopes, to avoid erosion, we cultivate a row out of two, practice soil reassembly to aerate the lands subjected to settlement due to moisture, and grass with plants. Such as clover, which, by competing on the vine, can modulate its mineral and water supply and control its vigor and yield. The Guyot double size is necessary to better control the performance.

Reception of the manual harvest, with sorting on sorting table. Total maceration of 12 days in thermoregulated stainless steel tank. Followed regularly throughout the fermentation, incorporating some pumping and pigeage. At the moment of pressing, the press and drop juices of each cuvee are assembled and withdrawn for malolactic fermentation on fine lees. Ageing, for 2-3 months, in stainless steel tanks allowing to keep the crisp fruit of the vines.
Bottled in February 2017, following a light filtration.

2 to 3 years.

To discover on red meats, in sauce or grilled, duck breasts sautéed, cheeses.
Service temperature: 14 to 15 ° C.

The Jura wine region is small in size but large in its remarkable diversity. It covers 80 kilometres between Burgundy and Switzerland, in the eastern France. The Arbois AOC is the oldest and largest of the Jura's four geographic AOCs. In particular, it was France's first AOC (created in 1937).


The 225 hectares in production took a month to harvest, The Jura enjoyed a magnificent year, with early ripening and a harvest of wonderful quality. This ripe fruit in perfect health should spell an exceptional vintage. The red wines are showing nice concentration, with lovely tannins and a forthright aromatic profile. The white wines, which usually have a good crisp tension, are very moreish. The yields were fairly variable depending on the varietal, the Savagnin having suffered in places from uneven flowering, but there is definitely potential.

100% Trousseau

Besides the world-famous Pinot Noir, the Jura has the wealth to hold two native varieties: the Trousseau and the Poulsard or Ploussard. The Trousseau is a late and demanding grape variety of Comtoise origin and requires lighter, gravelly and warm soil. Once vinified, it develops intense, peppery, spicy flavors and accents of red fruits.