Domaine Baud Génération 9 Rouge Ancestral Cotes du Jura

Domaine Baud Génération 9 Rouge Ancestral Cotes du Jura


  • The density of planting is about 6500 vines per hectare.
  • The vines grow on mostly red marl and rich gravely soils.
  • This cuvée is named “Ancestral” because it is made with their oldest plots of red grapes. These plots were planted by the current generation’s grandfather.

Varietal Composition: 70% Trousseau 30% Pinot Noir

Elaboration: The grapes, that are handpicked and destalked, macerate in a stainless steel tank for about 15 days. In the meantime, the temperature is checked daily, the cap is regularly punched down and the wine is accompanied by several pump-overs.

Tasting Notes: On the nose, Trousseau gives off aromas of leather. The Pinot Noir brings body and more tannin. This cuvée is less fruity compared to a wine that contains 100% Trousseau. This wine has more of the tertiary aromas, however, it is still a well balanced wine.




In 1978, the 8th generation started running the winery (Jean Michel Baud and Alain Baud), and gave the company a fresh boost by creating the official estate “GAEC Baud Père et Fils”. Thanks to their tirelessly hardworking, the vineyard was progressively extended from 4 to 20 hectares of vines. It is currently their pride, namely to have experienced 38 harvests! Jean Michel Baud was in charge of the vineyard, as for his brother, Alain Baud, was responsible for wine-making and trade.

January 1st, 2016, is a significant turning point as the 9th Generation has taken the reins of the estate: Bastien, 23 years old, is in charge of the vineyard and the wine-making process, while Clémentine, 25 years old, is taking care of trade and management. Since their succession, the estate has grown of 3 additional hectares. So begins a new chapter.

The Baud winery currently runs 24 hectares of vines that are spread out over 3 different appellations which are geographical indications: AOC Côtes du Jura: 15.5 ha, AOC Château-Chalon: 3.5 ha, and AOC L’Etoile: 3 ha.

The estate achieved the Terra Vitis certification in 2014 for its eco-friendly work and environmental preservation.

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