The Gahier family has been 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 most ecognized as the home of Trousseau. Michel Gahier has learned from the best, particularly the great Jacques Puffeney. He and Gahier are neighbors and friends, both living in Montigny-les-Arsures, a viticultural district that is acknowledged to produce some of the finest wines of the Arbois appellation. His observations and ongoing dialogue with Puffeney have instilled skills and sensibility that produce undeniably outstanding wines that clearly express the very particular terroir of this corner of the Jura. Gahier harvests and vinifies his wines parcel by parcel. Each wine ultimately is derived exclusively from a single vineyard site. His whites are produced “sous voile”, although the “Les Crets” cuvée is less dominated by that process than the “La Fauquette” or the “Les Follasses” bottlings which spend considerably more time aging in barrel. The Savagnin and the Vin Jaune are both classic versions, a testament to the old traditions of the Jura where the whites are left in barrel without topping up. The reds are as mineral-driven as one could expect from the Jura, with a freshness and length that are compelling. The viticulture is organic, although not certified.
Core Wines (others available, please inquire):
Gahier Arbois Blanc Chardonnay “Les Follasses”
Gahier Arbois Vin Jaune