Ligier holds only two hectares in the Côtes du Jura. This wine is 100 percent Trousseau, raised ten months in oak barrel, and it’s a light, enchanting style. The body is a fey barn red with a peachy glow, and it’s fragrant of dried rose petals and sandalwood with deeper tints of wood and hide. Crystalline acidity bites the mid-palate, while flavors of flowers and spices bloom at the back. Cleansing, but because of acidity, not tannin; this is a juicy wine. Its essence is its aromatics.
Pair with cured meats, roasted fowl, fleshy fish, pasta and risotto, mushrooms — really, almost anything.
2015 Domaine Ligier Les Chassagnes Côtes du Jura Rouge
12.5% abv | $15; Imported by Ansonia Wines