This “Le Dos D’Chat” Trousseau is earthy, spicy and delicious.
The Jura region is one of France’s smallest wine regions comprising just 2,500 hectares. However, despite its size, it has grown a steadfast reputation for the sheer quality of its idiosyncratic wines. Fabrice Dodane, owner of Domaine de Saint Pierre is part of a small group of discerning producers, which includes Jean-François Ganevat, who push the boundaries, making stunning, profound and complex wines. The wine is fermented in stainless steel with native yeasts and no sulphur added.
First of all, it’s concentrated, not reductive, the nose is full of fresh strawberries, savoury spice and forest moss, honey and fresh wood. The palate is vibrant and lively, with crunchy red fruit, sappy structure and velvety tannins. It can be served with charcuterie, roast chicken and pork and charcoal-grilled rib eye. Drink now with a 30-minute decant before serving or keep until 2028