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The soil in this single vineyard site in Montigny is typical clay – limestone mix. Gahier leaves this wine under the veil (“sous voile”) for a more extensive period of time than the “Les Crets”; thus, the wine reflects the classical hazelnut and honeyed quality of the best of the whites from the region. Typically, it is quite full-bodied but carries a significant level of acidity that makes the wine particularly age-worthy.
The Gahier family has been resident in the Jura since 1525. The family domaine is 6.5 hectares with the vineyards concentrated in the village of Montigny-les-Arsures, the place recognized as the home of Trousseau.
Michel Gahier has learned from the best. Gahier is a neighbor and friend of famed producer Jacques Puffeney, with whom his observations and ongoing dialogue have instilled skills and sensibility that produce undeniably outstanding wines expressing this very particular terroir of the Jura.
Located between Burgundy and Switzerland, this cool climate wine region produces wines with some similarity to Burgundy and Swiss wine. Jura wines are distinctive and unusual wines, the most famous being vin jaune, which is made by a similar process to Sherry, developing under a flor-like strain of yeast. This is made from the local Savagnin grape variety. Other popular grapes in this region are the native varieties Poulsard, Trousseau, and world verity of Chardonnay.