A Jurassian variety par excellence, Trousseau is also difficult to cultivate and gives low but more regular yields. This variety with thicker skin is more resistant than Poulsard; it is adapting better to global warming and is the grape of the future in the Jura we believe. Pignier's Trousseau vineyard is situated in the Val de Sorne gorge (on the southern slope of the village) with a south, south-easterly exposure. The soil is composed of gravelly limestone and variegated, triassic Keuper marls. Ageing is done in 300 and 60 gallon oak barrels for 12 months. The unfiltered wine is bottled following the lunar calendar, with the addition of very little SO2. The bottles are stoppered with natural, fire-branded corks. A firm nose with fruity notes of black cherry, hints of spices and toast. Fresh and fruity upfront, giving way to a structured, velvety evolution, with elegant tannins and a very persistent finish.
Pair with duck liver patê, seared skirt steak or Comté cheese.
Varietal / Blend: Trousseau
Farming Practices: Biodynamic
The village of Montaigu perched on its rocky peak, is surrounded by two remote slopes, very favorable to the culture of the vine. The qualitative potential is important, so they focus their efforts to highlight this very special heritage.
"We attach a lot of importance to the work of our vines with a constant search and push of work in bio dynamie. Being the only winemakers in the village we are in an ideal environment to do our work and preserve the multitude of indigenous yeasts of the place: micro climate due to remote, presence of slopes, groves, bio diversity of the fauna and flora surrounding, cattle and horses graze next to the vineyards. With a quality grape, no intervention in the cellar! We therefore push the work to the end by respecting the DEMETER vinification specifications, (no addition of oenological products, yeast, little or no S02). The proximity of the cellars allows a minimum displacement, the wine is vinified on the place of production in our old vaulted cellars of the XIIIth century. In order to guarantee the origin of our wines, we only market our harvest. Our commitment is authenticated on the label by the DEMETER logo."