This wine comes from one of the best vineyards in Arbois - Trousseau du Coteau "Les Corvées".
Not just Trousseau but Trousseau à la Dame. An almost forgotten and disregarded variety due to it's really low yield. But what you get is incredible concentration of aroma and silky tannin. Harvested by hand and de-stemmed via crible in the vineyard. Aged in new barrels for a few months. Really amazing Jura red. Amazing Trousseau. Earthy and savoury with great acidity. Very drinkable.
Domaine Ratte is really special. Typically for our winemakers, this is a family affair. Led by husband and wife team Michel-Henri and Francoise Ratte, and assisted by son Quentin, in the famous village of Arbois. The vineyards have been in Francoise family for generations but until 2015 the fruit, like most fruit in the famous area, has gone to large producers under life-long contracts. Meaning they have a very rare family-run/owned estate of 9 hectares of vines from famous parcels of land including Les Corees, Clos Maire and others. Most vines are 20-80 years old and some are into triple figures. We have Savagnin, lovely Jura Chardonnay, extra special Jura Chardonnay and of course some of that beautiful and rare Trousseau.
While the wines are released primed and ready to enjoy they will nearly all benefit from time well-cellared.