Lucien Aviet & Fils Arbois Marne Rouge
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.
Marne Rouge is one such Trousseau made from 35 year old vines grown in grey marl. Vinified and aged for 12 months in foudre, it's beautifully supple in texture with great balance and has profound depth of fruit with a nice floral lift on the finish. Superb now but with a long road ahead.