Trousseau

Trousseau is a star of red wine in the Jura, and an appellation of its own. An early-maturing and demanding varietal, it thrives in shallow marl and gravel-rich soil, as well as requiring quite a lot of sun for the region. Sensitive to rot, it needs a masterful hand in the vineyard and the winery alike in order to give its best, especially when we’re talking about organic, biodynamic and natural production. It gives quite structured wines with a ruby colour, carried by notes of red fruit (strawberry, cherry and raspberry) and earthy aromas. Its length is a defining feature.

Trousseau is also grown in Portugal under the not-so-flattering name ‘bastardo’. Here it is mainly blended to make port, though it is sometimes used in single-varietal cuvées when the quality is high enough.

Discover other grappes varieties


Aglianico
Aligoté
Arbane
Baco
Barbera
Barbarossa
Bourboulenc
Cabernet franc
Cabernet Sauvignon
Camaralet
Carignan
Cartoixa
Carménère
Chardonnay
Chenin Blanc
Clairette
Colombard
Cinsault
Corvina
Counoise
Dolcetto
Douce Noire
Folle Blanche
Furmint
Gamay
Gewurztraminer
Gibert
Gros Manseng
Grenache
Jacquère
Jurançon noir
Lauzet
Macabeu
Malbec
Malvoisie
Marsanne
Merlot
Melon de bourgogne
Mondeuse
Mondeuse Blanche
Mourvèdre
Muscadelle
Muscardin
Muscat
Muscat blanc à petits grains
Nebbiolo
Nerello capuccio
Nerello mascalese
Nero d'Avola
Négrette
Noual
Perdo ximenez
Pelaverga piccolo
Petit manseng
Petit Meslier
Petit verdot
Persan
Pinot blanc
Pinot gris
Pinot meunier
Pinot noir
Poulsard
Riesling
Ribolla gialla
Rondinella
Roussanne
Sangiovese
Sauvignon Blanc
Sauvignon à gros grains
Savagnin
Sémillon
Sylvaner
Syrah
Tempranillo
Terret noir
Trousseau
Trebbiano
Ugni
Ugni blanc
Vaccarèse
Valdiguié
Viognier
Zinfandel