Lucien Aviet Trousseau Cuvée des Géologues
Returning from the Algerian war in 1960 when many growers in the region opted to plant chardonnay, Lucien Aviet went against the trend by planting mainly Trousseau à La Dame (an old low-yielding strain) and some Savagnin from excellent rootstock. His hunch paid off and the Aviet domaine, now run by Lucien's son Vincent, is renowned for producing some of the the finest Trousseau in the whole Jura.
A blend of the two parcels Rosière and Ruzard which also get bottled separately. Both are south-facing vineyards in Montigny-les-Arsures with similar terroir: light, gravelly soil with 'argile à chailles' (flinty clay) – Trousseau's most suited type of soil. Altogether the vines range from 10 to 60yo. The latest bottlings are much richer and less angular than in the past (global warming), this 2020 has a delicate, mid-red colour, refreshing red cherry and cranberry fruit with real purity of expression and a mineral stamp.