From: Jura, France
Taste: A whiff of this exquisite red offers an aromatic explosion of wet earth, candied cherries, dry hay, and fresh rhubarb. On the palate, taut red fruit, black cherry, dried mushrooms, a touch of crackling smokiness and shredded ginger.
Pairing: Food pairings for this Trousseau include roasted partridge with celeriac, smoked sausages, and hard cow's milk cheese like Morbier. Additional pairings include: charcuterie, Comté cheese, cow's and creamy goats milk cheeses, game or mushroom pâtés and terrines, Chicken with Morel Mushroom (see below for recipe), Potato Mushroom Soup, Pork Sausage, Steak Tartare, Basque-style Tuna and Paella with Saffron and Smoked Paprika.
Creamy Chicken Liver Pasta With Wild Morels
By David Tanis
About. The French wine region of Jura may be diminutive in size, but it packs a mighty punch when it comes to wine-making. Hailing from this region is a rare and unique gem - the 2020 Domaine Tissot Singulier Trousseau, a wine that serves as a testament to the region's vinicultural heritage and diversity.
Domaine Tissot: A Pioneer in the Jura
Founded in 1962 by André and Mireille Tissot, Domaine Tissot is one of the most progressive wineries in the Jura. The estate has grown under the careful guardianship of Stéphane and Bénédicte Tissot, and today it crafts 28 different wines that showcase the best of the appellation.
The Tissots preside over a sprawling 35 hectares of vineyards, all of which are tended to by 15 diligent individuals who work year-round to maintain the estate's high-quality wine production. These vineyards are farmed using certified biodynamic practices - a testament to Domaine Tissot's commitment to natural and sustainable wine production.
Stéphane is a firm believer that the singularity of a wine is a product of time and place.
This is why he produces so many different cuvées - each one resonating with the character and individuality of a specific vineyard or parcel. His wines are nothing short of an aromatic journey, each bottle different from the last. Stéphane is a torchbearer in a revolt against industrialized wines, advocating instead for wines with personality and character that celebrate the rich diversity of the Jura vineyards.
The Jura Region and Trousseau: A Love Story
The Jura wine region in eastern France is nestled between Burgundy and Switzerland. This region boasts a picturesque landscape of wooded hillsides and the meandering topography of the Jura Mountains. It's here that the Trousseau grape has found its home.
Trousseau is a dark-skinned grape variety, originally from the Jura region. Known for its deep cherry-red color and flavors of dark red berries and forest fruits, Trousseau wines also pack a punch with their high alcohol content due to the grape's natural sugars. While the Trousseau grape has traveled to Spain and Portugal where it is known as Bastardo, Merenzao, and Verdejo Negro, it remains a cherished asset in the Jura.
The Domaine Tissot Singulier Trousseau is a labor of love, a wine that pays homage to the Jura's wine-making tradition. It's a wine that symbolizes the region's aromatic diversity and is a testament to the terroir and the winemakers' dedication to creating a wine that is as unique as the land it comes from.
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