Chardonnay Les Molates Cotes-du-Jura, Les Marnes Blanches 2020

Les Marnes Blanches


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Natives of the Jura, both Pauline and Géraud’s families owned tiny plots (used to make wine for home consumption) and spending time in the vines in their childhood was enough to give them the wine bug. The couple met while studying winemaking in Dijon and created Domaine des Marnes Blanches when they returned to the Jura in 2006. They farmed organically from the word go and have added parcels (some they planted) along the way to reach a total of 12ha today, spread across four villages in the Sud-Revermont. Cesancey, their first acquisition, is home to the white marl after which the domaine is named, while Gevingey, Vincelles and Ste-Agnès have more varied soil types, the majority being red marl and gryphées (limestone rich in fossils).

This is a very well-balanced wine, with zesty lemony fruit and is the first of the Marnes Blanches chardonnays to open out.

Producer  Les Marnes Blanches 

Origin Sainte-Agnès, Jura, France

Grapes 100% Chardonnay

Vintage 2020

Alcohol  12.5% ABV

Style Medium body white

Bottle size 750ml

Winemaking Manual harvested and partially destemmed. Fermented in stainless steel with indigenous yeast. Aged in foudres with no bâtonnage for 9 months. Topped up (ouille).  Unfiltered, unfined, little So2 added at bottling.

Notes Organic, Natural