Savagnin En Quatre Vis Côtes-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).

A stunning age-worthy wine with drive and tension, Géraud comments that the acid backbone is typical of the savagnin vert strain. Aged in foudres and concrete eggs for a year, it has exceptional balance, real class, and a spicier nose compared to Les Molates. On the palate, it offers stewed citrus fruits and gentle bitters on a lengthy finish. For drinking now to 2028.

Producer  Les Marnes Blanches 

Origin Sainte-Agnès, Jura, France

Grapes 100% Savagnin

Vintage 2019

Alcohol  12.5% ABV

Style Medium body white

Bottle size 750ml

Winemaking Manual harvested. Fermented in stainless steel with indigenous yeast. Aged in foudres and concrete eggs  for 1 year. Topped up (ouille).  Unfiltered, unfined, little So2 added at bottling.

Notes Organic, Natural