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Poulsard Côtes-du-Jura, Les Marnes Blanches 2020
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).
The wine offers an herbal and fresh nose, a round and floral mouthfeel with ripe strawberries and pink peppercorn flavours. This is a characterful poulsard with low ABV and high drinkability.
Producer Les Marnes Blanches
Origin Sainte-Agnès, Jura, France
Grapes 100% Poulsard
Alcohol 11% ABV
Style Light body natural red
Bottle size 750ml
Winemaking Manual harvested, whole cluster. Semi carbonic fermentation taking 15 days. Only indigenous yeast used. Aged in old barrels. Unfiltered, unfined, No SO2 added.
Notes Organic, Natural