Domaine Rolet Arbois Rouge Trousseau 2018
Region: Arbois, Jura, France
Bottle size: 75cl
The wine is bright red with bold cherry colour and aromas. On the nose, it boasts aromas of red and black fruits, as well as gentle peppery notes. On the palate, it has great volume with sweet tannins, and a lingering flavour of mocha on the finish.
The grapes for this wine are located in Montigny-lès-Arsures on the slopes of "Chagnon" and "Leuvrin," and have predominantly west and south exposure. The combination of limestone bedrock, loose gravel, and grey marl contributes both richness and a distinct minerality to the finished wine.
This estate, founded in 1942 by Désiré Rolet, has risen to prominence by acquiring prime parcels of old vines. Domaine Rolet owns over 65 hectares and cultivates all five of Jura’s varieties: Chardonnay and Savagnin for the whites, Poulsard, Trousseau and Pinot Noir for the reds. It is now run by a young, dynamic team led by Cédric Ducoté who took over the estate in 2018. Committed to striking the right balance between tradition and modernity, the team is focussed entirely on quality, and has introduced several initiatives in the cellar and vineyards to this end.