Arbois Trousseau "Les Bérangéres" Michel Gahier, Jura 2014 MAGNUM
Michel Gahier, Arbois
For a generation Michel Gahier and his family have been quietly working with some of the region’s most sought-after terroirs. The Gahiers have lived in Montigny-les-Arsures, just outside of Arbois, since the 16thcentury, and the family domaine dates back to 1874. Michel is the first of his family to bottle wine. He currently owns 7.5 ha of vines, farmed organically.
Like a growing number of producers in the Jura, Michel decided to make vin naturel rather than a homogenized, uniform style of wine as he feels it’s the best way to express his grapes and land. Blessed to work with some great parcels of old vines from vineyard sites that inspire local legend, Michel works the soil with three horses and plants native cover crops between the vines (“the earth chooses the plants it wants”).
A masterpiece signed Jacques Puffeney! The Trousseau The Bérangères 2015 Jacques Puffeney is a marvel of a great singularity. A wine that will become very popular because Jacques has decided to bow down ... Jacques Puffeney also vinifies red wines. Here Cuvée Bérangères comes from a single variety, the Trousseau. Raised 18 months in large tuns, we discover the Trousseau with very little color intensity but wonderful and heady aromas: the Mara des bois strawberry, the Burlat cherry or the blackcurrant are just a short preview. On the palate, the texture permeates the palate with a lot of finesse and elegance of touch. Here is an infinitely delicate Trousseau, resting on beautiful long and juicy tannins. The Trousseau is one of the particularly attractive Jura red grape varieties that will satisfy the palates of discovery.
Grape: 100% Trousseau