Le Bastard Trousseau has two references – Trousseau’s Portuguese equivalent, Bastardo, and the two different lieux-dits that produce the fruit. Marin’s sister designed the radically contemporary labels depicting plants and fossils found on the estate. They celebrate the rich history that has paved the way to their success, while suggesting a welcome renewal. This superior quality Trousseau a la Dame is the result of careful massal selection. Trousseau produces bright coloured wines that are more tannic and full-flavoured. It offers freshness and a distinctive gaminess. It’s late-budding and therefore escapes the notorious spring frosts of the Jura. It will highlight the simplest spring salad and pepper steak thanks to its bright acidity, melted tannin and silky texture. No wonder it’s Marin’s favourite Jura variety.
The 25-year-old Trousseau a la Dame vines are organically farmed on the single vineyard ‘Aux Loges et Les Barbi’ on schist marl soils. The grapes are hand harvested, then destemmed, macerated for 20 days, following a wild fermentation in stainless steel. The wine is then aged in stainless steel tanks for 11 months.