Appellation: AOC L'Etoile (Jura region)

 

Grapes: Chardonnay, Savagnin

 

Farming: Organic (not certified)

 

Aromatics: On the nose this is Jura meets Burgundy. Here we are looking at a beautiful mix of oxidative Jura notes: spice, fresh white fruits and subtle oak.

 

Palate: Aromatics continue through to the palate, with the introduction of red apple. This wine is concentrated and powerful, building length as it goes with high purity and elegance. This is a very fine expression of Jura Chardonnay.

 

About the wine: Vines planted in 1930 by Victor Gros founder of Montbourgeau, high density plantings with 10 000 vines per hectares on marl terroir - very low yield. Aged in foudre and then in barrique, not topped up.

 

When to drink: Now or drink in the next 10 years.

 

Service: Serving temperature 8 to 10 degree C, use large Burgundy glass.

 

Food match: Old Comté! Chicken curry or roasted lobster.

2017 Domaine de Montbourgeau, Jura AOC L'Etoile "Montangis" Chardonnay

$93.00Price