Your cart
Close Alternative Icon

Michel Gahier

Michael Gahier Arbois Trousseau 'La Vigne du Louis' 2020


no added sulfur

Country: France

Region: Jura

Type: Red Wine

Grape: Trousseau

The Gahier family has been in the Jura region since 1525. The family domaine is 6.5 hectares with the vineyards concentrated in the village of Montigny-les-Arsures, the place recognized as the home of Trousseau. Michel Gahier's skills and sensibility that produce undeniably outstanding wines that clearly express the very particular terroir of this part of the Jura.

Gahier harvests and vinifies his wines parcel by parcel. Each wine comes exclusively from a single vineyard site. The farming is organic and and the yields are quite low. The reds are destemmed and there is a period of cold maceration. The wines, both white and red, are aged in old foudres and barrel, and Michel vinifies, ages, and bottles his wines without filtration or any additions whatsoever—no yeast, no sulfur, no nothingThe reds are mineral-driven, with compelling freshness and length. 

From 45-year-old vines, “La Vigne du Louis,” though still light, offers juicy fruit density and structure, revealing a savory edge beneath notes of cherries, raspberries, mint and white pepper, and a long, clean finish. Like the rest of the wines from Gahier, production is very small.