Grape Variety: Trousseau.
Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Arbois; Jura, France.
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.
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.
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Alcohol Content: 12.5%
Closure: Wax sealed 45mm Natural cork.
UPC Code: Not available.
Imported by: Rosenthal Wine Merchant; New York, New York.