Trousseau red, Côtes du Jura
This local variety is the most temperamental and the most rare of the Jura varieties.
It covers just 5% of the planted area. It prefers the areas of the north of the wine region on the more gravely and therefore warmer soils. The grapes are an intense black, oblong, medium sized and plump, almost cylindrical with a very sweet flavour. Relatively late in maturing, the grapes produce a red wine with an intense colour, which after several years in the cellar can rival the best Burgundies. It remains a virtually unknown variety and is found in the Jura region only.