2021 Domaine Berthet-Bondet Côtes du Jura Rouge Trio14934
WINEMAKER: Jean & Chantal Berthet-Bondet
REGION: Jura, FR
VARIETY: Trousseau, Poulsard, Pinot Noir
The Côtes du Jura Rouge ‘Trio’, which contains, you guessed it – Trousseau (60%), Poulsard (30%) and Pinot Noir (10%). From younger vines on limestone and Trias marls, this is typically light, fragrant and fresh thanks to the short 1 week maceration and stainless tank aging. Expect red berry fruits – raspberry and strawberry – with rhubarb and some herbal, earthy and peppery tones. The palate is light and fresh, rivalling Burgundian neighbours for complexity but without the structure getting in the way of the sheer deliciousness. Was a favourite from previous shipments.
Domaine Berthet-Bondet was established in 1984 when Jean and Chantal Berthet-Bondet bought an old domaine that had not been producing for over 50 years, bringing with it 3 hectares of old vines. Previous to this, Jean had worked for a year with Domaine Macle, the leading producer in Château-Chalon, before deciding to make the town their home. The Berthet-Bondets also purchased an old priory house perched right at the back of the village, with spectacular views down over Château-Chalon and its vineyards. Here, Jean and Chantal built a small cuverie and extended the original underground cellars to include a well-ventilated cellar ideal for the production of sous-voile wines such as Château-Chalon.