Trousseau de Messagelin 2019
A Wine That
will blow your socks off, leaving you wondering why you're not drinking Trousseau every day. It might be delicate to look at, with its transparent ruby red colour, but it's so full of energy and aromas that you'll be left questioning how delicacy can create such power. Tangy raspberries and bramble fruit are joined by a darker earthy side, mentally transporting you to the deep inner life of a forest.
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- Winemaker: Domaine des Cavarodes
Where and How?
In the Arbois appellation of the Jura, the Messagelin vineyard sits on marne soils with glacial moraine deposits. It can be a hot site with southwesterly exposure, so is often the first to be harvested, but Etienne explains that the clay-heavy marne soils always give the wines distinct freshness.
The grapes were destemmed with a very gentle maceration, and the wine was was aged for eight months. Fermented and aged without sulphur additions.
The Winemaker: Domaine des Cavarodes
Etienne Thiebaud is tall and strong, with statuesque bone structure and impressive hair past his waist. He's a real farmer, based in a sleepy village in the Jura. Here, he is creating some of the most sought-after naturally made wines in the world.
There is something magical about this part of the world. It is a tiny wine region, five times smaller than Burgundy - and Burgundy is only small. Here, Etienne makes wine from Savagnin, Chardonnay, Poulsard and Trousseau, as well as a handful of ancient varieties, which Etienne farms with pride. When peering into a glass of his Poulsard de Chemenot, it seems to sparkle, and the aromas are beguiling: enough to convince anyone that magic can exist in a glass of wine.