Winemaker Notes: “The Trousseau is a pretty wine, but not as open or giving in its youth than has been the case in the past. Today, the structure and overall tannin is dominant, while the fruit is quite shy. This is an especially classically austere wine, so readers should be prepared to cellar bottles for another 6-12 months. Blood orange, crushed flowers, spice, dried rose petal and anise add the final shades of nuance.”
Wine Notes: The wine is sourced from the three distinct vineyards; Luchsinger, Bohan Ranch and Bartolomei. The soil and weather in these sites are distinct from each other and as a result yield fruit with singular personalities. We harvest and ferment the sites on their own, without destemming and the resulting wines are aged separately in a mix of neutral French oak barrels and stainless steel. Blending takes place in the early spring and the wine is bottled without fining or filtration in early May. Trousseau is the thinnest-skinned grape we work with and we appreciate this unique variety for its ability to make a wine that is light in color but packed with flavor. Trousseau is an extremely versatile wine that will pair well with a wide variety of foods and occasions.