The Jura region of eastern France is fast becoming one of the country's most exciting winemaking areas. It is here, in the commune of Grozon, that the domaine was established in 1932 by Désiré Petit who planted just under 1.5 hectares of vines on the Côte de Feule. Since then, the vineyard area has increased significantly to 27 hectares and the domaine is run by the third generation of the Petit family: Damien and Anne-Laure. As well as making an outstanding example of the unique local Vin Jaune from the Savagnin grape, the domaine's other exciting white wines see different levels of oxidative ageing to ensure they offer something to suit your mood, whatever it might be. A bright and vibrant red Trousseau and a rich, floral Crémant du Jura round out the range.
The domaine has 4 hectares of Trousseau, a rare red variety which represents only 5% of Jura's land under vine. Trousseau often struggles to ripen sufficiently, so yields are restricted to 45hl/ha and it is hand-harvested with careful manual sorting (triage). This Trousseau is vinified traditionally, making use of large, ancient oak barrels for gentle oxygen influence without imparting dominant oak flavours.
This wine beautifully frames the varietal character of Trousseau - Pinot Noir's slightly unruly sibling. Soft, honeyed fruit wrapped around a bright red cherry core.
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Name Domaine Desire Petit Trousseau Rouge ‘Les Grandes Gardes’ Country France Region Jura ABV% 13% Vintage 2016 Grape Variety 100% Trousseau Size 750ml Dietary Information Suitable for Vegetarians, Suitable for Vegans, Sustainable