Grape Of The Week: Trousseau

An indigenous grape that hails from Jura, France, Trousseau is a dark-skinned grape that can also be found in Portugal and Spain under various names. Known as Bastardo in Portugal, Trousseau is extremely rare there and can be infrequently found in Ports and Madeira wines. It can also be found in a smattering of other places like Spain, California, and Australia. Trousseau wines tend to be a deep cherry-red color with notes of dark red berries and bramble fruits. Enjoy alongside paella, mushroom pâtés, and pork sausage.

Domaine Dugois Trousseau “Grevilliere” 2017

Situated at the heart of the “golden triangle” of the Jura, this small estate uses semi-organic practices to produce delicious wines like this elegant red wine. Harvested from 60 year old vines, this Trousseau is a deep garnet in the glass with expressive bouquets of Morello cherry, baking spice, and blackberry.

Forlorn Hope Queen of the Sierra 2019

An estate red blend composed of Zinfandel, Barbera, Tempranillo, Trousseau, and Mondeuse grapes. The wine is aromatically complex and textural, which are the hallmarks of wines grown on the limestone of the Forlorn Hope's estate. Compellingly dynamic, with notes of bright red fruit, supple tannins and lively acidity.

Skinner Vineyards Native Red 2019

A tribute to the original brand name of this historic vineyard - J. Skinner Native Wines - this wine is a flirty, mouth watering expression of the El Dorado terroir. An organic field blend that's crunchy and vivacious across the palate with notes of crushed cranberry, sweet plum, and a hint of passionfruit.