2018 AOP Arbois 'Les Corvées'
Trousseau from Les Corvées vineyard, with vines aged between 20-45 years old. The soils here are gravel on marl. De-stemmed, then placed in a tank inerted with CO2, Gentle maceration for 30 days in tank. Aged in old 3,000L foudre for 18 months.
Lighter colour, garnet red. Like red roses. The perfume is intoxicating. Dark red roses, cherries, spice and warm soil. Violets. There’s a smell of dry aged beef. It’s not reductive or intense, just another layer that sits comfortably in the mix. It’s quite lifted, yet deep and complex at the same time. Silky to drink. Light fruits at the front, before the deeper layers sweep over your tongue. Very seductive. Fine grainy tannins on the finish. There is spice, lots of detail after the fruit. This is a very good wine. Not a glou glou Trousseau, but a proper restaurant wine that will turn some heads. Medium acidity all the way through – this is seamless to drink. I think this will age nicely too, definitely the best one yet. Nice tension coming through on the finish, mineral grip and detail. Lighter strawberry fruit emerging around the edges. Yum.