G. Vandelle & Fils, Château lEtoile, Côtes du Jura, Trousseau (2014)
Brand Chateau L'Etoile
The Chateau l'Étoile is located in a small village of the Haut-Jura which has been inhabited since Antiquity. It bears the name “l’Etoile” because this is one of the oldest estate of the appellation. The property was bought by Auguste Vandelle in 1883, and remained within the family ever since. Today, Alexandre Vandelle oversees the wine production from the vineyards to the cellars.
The vines are planted on marly soils on the Mont Muzard with Southeast and Southwest facing slopes averaging 2,000ft in altitude. The soil is mostly marl with layers of limestone.
Fermentation occurs in stainless steel vats at temperature controlled. Maceration of 6 to 7 days with 1 to 2 punchings of the cap per day. Ageing: 10 months in the same temperature controlled stainless steel vats.
Color: Light garnet, coral.
Aromas: Nose of fresh red berries, such as wild strawberries, cranberries, hint of young leather.
Taste: The mouthfeel is light and fresh, dominated by red fruits, vanilla and soft spices.
Food Pairing: Serve with with cheese pies, cured meats, ham, grilled sausages, smoked salmon or Chinese cuisine.
Serving Temperature: 54-56F (cool cellar temperature)
Cellaring: 2 to 4 years