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Domaine Desire Petit Trousseau Rouge Les Grandes Gardes

Domaine Desire Petit Trousseau Rouge Les Grandes Gardes

The Jura region of eastern France is fast becoming one of the country's most exciting winemaking areas. It is here, in the commune of Grozon, that the domaine was established in 1932 by Désiré Petit who planted just under 1.5 hectares of vines on the Côte de Feule. Since then, the vineyard area has increased significantly to 27 hectares and the domaine is run by the third generation of the Petit family: Damien and Anne-Laure.As well as making an outstanding example of the unique local Vin Jaune from the Savagnin grape, the domaine's other exciting white wines see different levels of oxidative ageing to ensure they offer something to suit your mood, whatever it might be. A bright and vibrant red Trousseau and a rich, floral Crémant du Jura round out the range.

Farming the vineyards is conducted in a sustainable fashion based on tillage, weeding certain vines in order to mimic erosion and control production. Careful observation of the vines, their shoot and leaf growth, and their grapes over a fixed period allows for a substantial reduction of chemical treatments and results in far less soil compaction.


The domaine has 4 hectares of Trousseau, a rare red variety which represents only 5% of Jura's land under vine. Trousseau often struggles to ripen sufficiently, so yields are restricted to 45hl/ha and it is hand-harvested with careful manual sorting (triage).


This Trousseau is vinified traditionally, making use of large, ancient oak barrels for gentle oxygen influence without imparting dominant oak flavours.

Tasting Notes

This wine beautifully frames the varietal character of Trousseau - Pinot Noir's slightly unruly sibling. Soft, honeyed fruit wrapped around a bright red cherry core.

Great paired with grilled lamb & rosemary.

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