Domaine Rolet Arbois Trousseau

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Tasting Note: This is 100% Trousseau from 40-year-old vines, subjected to a native-yeast fermentation incorporating whole grape clusters. It is aged in large, old foudre casks. Light ruby-purple in color and slightly cloudy, with aromas/flavors of raspberries, wild strawberry, currants, lilac, violet, pepper, underbrush, and leather. Juicy and gently tannic, but with a tangy crunch and an aromatic, lightly smoky finish.

ABV: 13%

Varietal: 100% Trousseau

Farming Practices: Sustainable

Vinification: Manual harvest and sorting. 100% destemmed. Maceration and fermentation in vats. Aged for 9 months : 50% in barrels and 50% in tanks.

Domaine Rolet was founded in the 1942 by Désiré Rolet. The children eventually took over the business, and the winery gradually acquired premium vineyards across all four Jura appellations: Arbois, Côtes du Jura, Étoile, and Château-Chalon. Their 65ha of estate vineyards makes them the largest family owned winery in the Jura. The estate only vinifies the grapes grown from their vineyards using sustainable viticulture methods.

Since June 2018, the Devillard family, also winegrowers in Burgundy and owner of the estates of Chamirey in Mercurey and des Perdrix à Nuits St George, together with the Flambert and Dupuis families have bought the Rolet estate. The wines produced are in the same spirit initiated by the Rolet family with a philosophy to maintain a style of typical Jura wines and the same conviction to meticulous work in the vineyard. The winemaker is Cédric Ducoté.


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