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2015 Trousseau Arbois, Château Béthanie

2015 Trousseau Arbois, Château Béthanie
ref. BETH150 JUL17

Wine Variety: A geographically diverse variety originating in the Jura region of eastern France, Trousseau - under various names including the intriguing Bastardo - is also cultivated in both Spain and Portugal. DNA profiling has suggested that it is closely related to both Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc. It is authorised in Galicia and Rioja in Spain under various names. Europe's biggest plantings are in Portugal, most of which are in the Douro Valley. 

Wine Region: The Jura lies about an hour-and-a-half's drive east of Burgundy on the way to Switzerland and it produces a diverse range of wines - many highly singular - from its five grape varieties. Arbois was the very first appellation contrôlée in France. 

Wine Producer: Château Béthanie is a label of the Fruitière Vinicole d’Arbois co-operative, one of the oldest in France, having been established in 1906 in the wake of the Phylloxera epidemic. Unusually, the co-operative's payments to its growers were based on the quality - not quantity - of fruit they supplied. 

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Style
Style:
Red - light
  Grape Variety
Grape Variety:
Trousseau
  Producer
Producer:
Château Béthanie
  Serving Temperature
Serving Temperature:
16°C
Alcohol Content
Alcohol Content:
12.5%
  Country
Country:
France
  Appellation
Appellation:
Arbois
  Drink By Date
Drink By:
2019
Bottle Size
Bottle Size:
75cl
  Region
Region:
Jura
  Colour
Colour:
Still Red
  Food
Food:
  • BBQ
  • Beef
  • Duck
  • Lamb
  • Pasta
  • Vegetables

wine tasting notesTasting Notes:

Interesting nose that makes me think of chestnuts. Fruit combines red and black plum and cherry with a hint of red apple, plus a bit of wet tobacco and its spice. The set of aromas is dry. In this world of heavyweight reds it’s a pleasure to come across a wine so light in body yet so toothsome. It does have some structure in the form of exceptionally fine, mild tannins that turn a bit tacky later on. And there’s the sort of lazy acidity one would find in a rather flowery red apple. There’s no particular sweetness of fruit here. I reckon it’s pretty much the perfect lunchtime red. A slightly nutty tannic quality accompanies the long finish. The art of light!

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