Arbois Rouge, Trousseau, “Les Bérangers”
Lying next to “Les Grands Vergers” is the equally well-situated vineyard of “Les Bérangères,” the source for the legendary red cuvée from Gahier’s neighbor, Jacques Puffeney. Earlier in his career, out of respect for his mentor, Gahier did not put this vineyard name on his bottles. Now with the retirement of the “Pope of Arbois,” Gahier releases a wine (only in magnum) designated from the fabled vineyard. This is a classic interpretation of Trousseau from perhaps its best spot in the entire appellation—a wine that will reward many years of cellaring.