Caveau de Bacchus was established in 1960 and is a father-and-son team of Lucien and Vincent Aviet, who make traditional and artisanal wines in the Jura’s Montigny-lès-Arsures region.
The estate is made up of just 6 hectares and the vineyards are farmed according to the agricultural principal of Lutte Raisonnée. The grapes are picked entirely by hand and are 100% de-stemmed with wild ferments taking place in large, old foudres from Alsace.
The ‘Cuvée des Docteurs’ is named after the medical students who came to help Lucien with the harvest during the first few years of making these wines, and the ‘Cuvée des Géologues’ in honour of the geologists who helped him choose where to plant each variety. Only 3% of production is exported.