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DOMAINE DES CAVARODES, ÉTIENNE THIÉBAUD, Cramans
Run by Etienne Thiébaud who is in his mid-twenties and has been making wine since 2007, Domaine des Cavarodes comprises five hectares on mainly Kimmeridgean chalk and clay with some limestone and marl in the northern part of the Jura region.
When Etienne began Domaine des Cavarodes, he was fortunate to acquire a few very old parcels of vines between 60 and 120 years of age. These vines are just on the north side of the Loue, and therefore just outside the appellation of Arbois. The parcels are planted to several extremely old and rare Jura varieties that are great curiosities to nurseries in the Jura and beyond. Etienne’s vineyard work has been organic since the beginning, including his plots within the Arboisappellation in Les Messagelins, which he converted to organic farming upon arrival.
Etienne is a true artisan, he uses herbal teas and vineyard activity is determined by lunar calendar; his philosophy is to make wine with as little intervention as possible.
Trousseau Lumachelles is a wonderfully articulate wine, ruby in the glass, the nose has red berry aromas as well as pomegranate which develops into spicy black pepper. The palate develops slowly and has great minerality.