Le Caveau de Bacchus, Lucien and Vincent Aviet

France, Jura, Arbois



Caveau de Bacchus, father-son Lucien and Vincent Aviet, make traditional and artisan (only indigenous yeasts) Trousseau and Poulsard from the heart of Jura's best region for red wine - Montigny. In 1960, Lucian Aviet, now known to everyone who loves Jura reds as “Bacchus”, started the domaine. He is still very involved, but now the reigns are gradually being assumed by his son, Vincent. Comprised of just 6Ha total the vineyards are tended "Traditionalist" or "Lutte Raisonnée". The production is entirely hand-harvested and all de-stemmed. Spontaneous fermentations in large, well-maintained old Alsace Foudres. Bottles have always been sealed with wax. "Cuvee des Docteurs" is named for the medical students who came to help Lucien with the harvest for the first few years, "Cuvée des Geologues" is named in honor of the geologists who helped him choose where to plant which varieties on which parcels, when he started.


Technical Information

Wine Varietals Vine Age Soil Type Farming Type
"Melon a Queue Rouge" Blanc Ancient Chardonnay clone 60 years Limestone and gravel Sustainable
Trousseau Cuvee des Geologues Nonceau Trousseau 25 years Limestone scree Sustainable
Trousseau Cuvee des Geologues Marne Rouge  Trousseau 35 years Red Lias and Trias Sustainable
Trousseau Cuvée des Geologues Les Bruyeres Trousseau 40 years Large gravel on blue marl Sustainable
Trousseau Cuvee des Geologues Rosier Trousseau 40 years Large gravel on clay cherts Sustainable