Region: Jura, France
Soils: Gravelly Limestone
Vinification: Destemmed then fermented in neutral barrels + stainless steel tanks
Aging: 12 months in neutral barriques
Fining or Filtering: None
Notes from the Importer: Established by monks in the 1300 the Pignier family took over in 1794, the family grow all their own fruit over 37 acres at the foothills of Jura mountains. Current head winemaker Maria Florence Pignier went through the process of Demeter Biodynamic certification and this was completed in 2003.
A Jurassian variety par excellence, Trousseau is also difficult to cultivate and gives low but more regular yields (especially Trousseau à la Dame). This variety with thicker skin is more resistant than Poulsard; it is adapting better to global warming.