2016 Domaine de Montbourgeau L'Etoile Jura

Jura, France

Phenomenal oxidative, flor-influenced Chardonnay from the Jura. This is excellent value for those who love the nutty, saline expressions of Chardonnay from this small French region.

$60.00

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So good, so complex...

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

The vineyards of Domaine de Montbourgeau were planted in 1920 by current vigneron Nicole Deriaux's grandfather.

They are situated in one of the smallest appellations in the Jura near the village of L’Etoile. The vines are farmed organically, the wines are made gently, as is the local tradition. The wines emerging from Nicole's cellar are outstanding and some of the most precise and focused in the region. 

This superb flor-influenced Chardonnay is a first class example of the distinctive white wines of the Jura. It took three years in barrel under the fine mircobial veil to emerge as this pure, nutty, saline Chardonnay expression. It was worth the wait.

The freshness and dizzying complexity of this 'white' is something to behold.

Vigneron Nicole Deriaux
Vigneron Nicole Deriaux
Jura, France
Additional Info

From The Importer

The ten hectares of vines are composed primarily of Chardonnay and Savagnin, as well as some reds with a small planting of Trousseau and Poulsard. The vineyard is organically farmed, and the vinification is very traditional, respecting the ancient practices of this region. Nicole Deriaux through her natural approach to viticulture and winemaking aims to retain and fully express the purity of l'Etoile terroir.

When harvest time comes, the grapes are pick by hands and then vinified in the cave underneath Deriaux's home. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks using strictly indigenous yeasts. Then all the wines are racked into a mix of old foudres, demi-muids and smaller barrels. The whites are matured in barrel; they are never racked; they are not topped off.

The small quantity of wines produced is then bottled, with no fining and a light filtration. The L'Etoile signature style, crafted by talented Nicole Deriaux, are wines of unique purity and elegance that we are proud to import.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 13.0%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

The Gates to Domaine de Montbourgeau
The Gates to Domaine de Montbourgeau
Jura, France
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

96Points
The Wine Front

"So good, so complex, so righteously touched by saline-sea spray, nutty characters without missing the crunch of green apple and mixed minerally things. Succulent and long, superbly vibrant in its way, satisfying, gourmand-like experience flows. Brilliant balance between all the elements and so very complex." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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