HISTORY OF THE DOMAINE
It was in 2011 when Fabien Trosset and his partner Chloé took over the Domaine Jean-Louis Trosset. The latter is a first cousin of Joseph and Louis Trosset. In 2013 the couple expands the operation by adding part of the vineyards of Domaine Joseph Trosset. Today, Fabien Trosset operates a vineyard of around 16 hectares.
C’est en 2011 que Fabien Trosset et sa compagne Chloé reprennent le domaine de Jean-Louis Trosset. Ce dernier est un cousin germain de Joseph et Louis Trosset. En 2013, le couple étend l’exploitation en y ajoutant une partie des vignes du domaine Joseph Trosset. Aujourd’hui, Fabien Trosset exploite ainsi un vignoble d’environ 16 hectares. Based on the traditional values passed on by his predecessors, he also relies on modernity to produce quality wines.
FABIEN TROSSET, FIRST PRODUCER OF MONDEUSE FROM ARBIN IN SAVOIE
Domaine Fabien Trosset's vineyards are located at the foot of the Bauges mountains, on hillsides with a southern exposure for optimal ripening of the grapes. They grow on rich and deep soils, mainly limestone, in the commune of Montmélian and mainly clay, in the commune of Arbin. Full of vigor and rooted in the subsoil, the vines take advantage of all the trace elements transmitted by the soil, thus producing quality grapes.
He is known as the first producer of Mondeuse from the appellation of Arbin in Savoie. In fact, at the estate there are around 13 hectares planted of Mondeuse grape variety, from which the oldest vines are more than 80 years old. Among the best references of Savoie, the red wine produced gains in personality and suppleness after a few years. It is distinguished by its aromas of violets, its spicy notes and its scents of red and black fruits.
Besides Mondeuse, the are also two white grape varieties, Roussanne and Altesse, planted at the domaine.
CUVÉES IN THE APPELLATIONS VIN DE SAVOIE AND ROUSSETTE DE SAVOIE
Domaine Fabien Trosset produces red and white wines in the appellations Vin de Savoie and Roussette de Savoie.
VIN DE SAVOIE
The wines of this appellation are produced in the vineyards of Savoie Bugey, in the Savoie region. The domaine produces red and white wine:
- Vin de Savoie Arbin AOC: Fabien Trosset uses only the Mondeuse grape variety for the elaboration of the wines of this appellation. As mentioned above, the estate devotes about 13 hectares of its vineyard to this variety. The vines grow on deep soils, either predominantly clay-limestone or predominantly red clay. The grapes are harvested by hand and sorted in the vineyard and in the cellar. Depending on the cuvée, the vinification can be traditional in whole bunches with maceration and alcoholic fermentation at about 28° for 8 days. The harvest can also be partially destemmed with a vatting period of 8 to 15 days.
- Vin de Savoie Chignin Bergeron AOC: for the elaboration of this white wine, the domaine uses Roussanne grape variety, whose vines grow on a clay-limestone soil. Before going through a traditional vinification in stainless steel tanks thermo-regulated at 16°, the grapes are harvested by hand, then sorted in the vineyard and in the cellar.
ROUSSETTE DE SAVOIE AOC
The Fabien Trosset estate also produces a white wine in the Roussette de Savoie appellation, one of the main appellations in the Savoie sub-region. The Altesse vines are on average 30 years old and grow on clay-limestone soil. During the harvest, the grapes are picked by hand. The berries are then sorted in the vineyard and in the cellar. The vinification is done in the traditional way in stainless steel tanks thermo-regulated at 16°. The wine is then aged on lees for 18 months.