Domaine Baud Génération 9 Trousseau Cousu Main
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Due to it’s sensitive nature, Trousseau is a very rare grape found in Jura, accounting for only 5% of all plantings .
- The Trousseau grows on the red marl and rich gravel soils.
Varietal Composition: 100% Trousseau
Elaboration: The grapes, that are handpicked and destalked, macerate within a stainless steel tank for about 15 days. In the meantime, the temperature is daily checked, the cap is regularly punched down and the wine is accompanied of several pumping-overs
Tasting Notes: The nose is characterized by red fruits, humus and mushrooms. The dominant aroma is gamy (leather). To the mouth, we like it round. The bouquet is franc without being aggressive and the tannins are discreet. It has flavors of Morello cherry and blackberry. It is well-balanced and harmonious. Silky and franc, it has a good complexity.
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.