Trousseau Les Lumachelles 2018
A Wine That
always has a fresh zing, like biting into a blackberry straight from the bush. Etienne Thiebaud, the winemaker, says that the limestone of this vineyard always gives the wines more tension and an element of minerality (like licking a stone, we won’t judge if you try).
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- Winemaker: Domaine des Cavarodes
Where and How?
This is produced from the Trousseau variety, indigenous to the Jura but also well-known in Portugal and Spain under its synonym Bastardo. The name of the vineyard, ‘Lumachelles,’ is actually an old French geologic term for the Kimmeridgian limestone soils it is planted on.
The bunches of grapes are destemmed by hand, and maceration is done infusion-style, meaning as gently and as hands-off as possible (kind of like tea). The length of time is decided by sense and taste; for Trousseau usually between three to four weeks. The wine is then bottled after seven to eight months to preserve the fruity aromas.
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.