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Gahier Trousseau La Vigne du Louis 2016


Synopsis, Our Opinion: A vibrant Trousseau that was both mineral driven and elegant.

Producer/Winery: Michel Gahier; Montigny-les-Arsures, France.

Grape Variety: Trousseau.

Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Arbois; Jura, France.

Vintage: 2016

Price: $29.70 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Beef and venison meatloaf with Madeira sauce, Hasselback potatoes and roasted carrots.

Tasting:

    Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, with a slight haze, bronzy ruby color and a lighter rim. Damp wood, damp basement, fresh cut conifers and bold fruit aromas. Dusty and tingling (almost effervescent) mouthfeel, solid medium body and an 80-grit texture. Tart cranberry, plum, cretaceous mineral and sweet spice flavors. Lots and lots of bright acidity, fine-grained firm tannins that start light, but develop quite nicely in the very fruity and mineral finish. A fairly acidic wine that’s overflowing with mineral, quite fruit forward and provides a delightful array of sensory tastes. Excellent with the strong flavored dinner, but as a sipping wine it appeared more complex, the minerality hit a crescendo and the exquisite balance really shinned. This is our second Michel Gahier wine, see: Gahier Chardonnay Arbois La Fauquette 2014 and it’s noteworthy that they were both exceptional. We called it a vibrant Trousseau that was both mineral driven and elegant.

Michel Gahier in his cellar
Photo from Rosenthal Wine Merchants.

Comments:
See our reviews of other Michel Gahier wines.

Alcohol Content: 12.5%

Closure: Wax sealed 45mm Natural cork.

UPC Code: Not available.

Imported by: Rosenthal Wine Merchant; New York, New York.