2018 Domaine du Pelican Arbois Trousseau - Beranger

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Domaine du Pélican was given birth in 2012 when Guillaume d’Angerville, proprietor of the Burgundy domaine Marquis d’Angerville in Volnay, and François Duvivier, his vineyard manager, purchased vineyards and a winery in the Jura. It was, as Wink Lorch wrote in her book Jura Wine, “the most significant new estate in Arbois [a subset of the Jura] for some years”. The pelican is on the crest of the town of Arbois; hence the name of the new winery.

Domaine du Pélican subsequently leased and then purchased vineyards from Jura legend Jacques Puffeney as he was retiring. Trousseau ‘Béranger’ is a single-vineyard Trousseau from the parcel from which Puffeney made his Les Bérangères. 2018 is the first vintage of this wine. The soil in Béranger is alluvial and silt over grey marls, just stony enough to allow for good drainage. This soil composition is particularly beneficial for Trousseau. The vines are over half a century old. Farming is biodynamic and organic. The wine is aged in used 228 and 350 liter barrels. This obviously is not glou-glou (or trou-trou?) Trousseau. It’s a beautifully-textured, deep yet still limpid expression of the grape: red fruits, earth, and herby spices. It’s worthy of a special meal: ceps/porcini or morels, salmon, cioppino.
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