2015 Domaine de la Touraize, Arbois, Trousseau Les Corvees, Jura, France.
Made by vigneron Andre Jean Morin, the Touraize 2015 Trousseau is a ripe vintage wine with an exciting earthy character and mineral intensity in a lighter ruby hued wine that unfolds into a medium weight red that leads with tangy fruit and savory undertones. Native ferments and 12 months in large cask allow the terroir to show through with excellent results, the south west facing slopes of Les Corvees make for a longer hang-time and keeps natural acidity in the grapes on the gravel and clay soils which gives this Trousseau it’s density and subtle fruitiness, this Domaine is fairly new to me, but impresses for it’s under the radar quality and reasonable pricing, this is a fun example of this region that is perfect for lighter cuisine and especially charcuterie. These are 40 year old vines with everything done by hand, this adds to the authentic nature that comes through on the palate, it starts with hints of flinty spice, brine and delicate floral notes along with it’s pale ruby color before gaining impact and delivering tart cherry, unripe plum, strawberry and cranberry fruits as well as a dusting of pepper, anise, nutmeg, celery seed, leather and iron/sanguine tones. More savory and rustic than fruity the Domaine de la Touraize Arbois Trousseau, imported by Balanced Wine Selections and offered by Alex Lallos alex@nolimitfinewines.com is a brand new vintage just coming into stock is a classic Jura old school wine to look for and be sure not to miss their sparkling Cremant du Jura Blanc de Blancs! This was pre sale sample bottle tasted with Alex Lallos.
($26 Est.) 90 Points, grapelive

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