About the Wine
There's Chardonnay, and then there's Jura Chardonnay. The Domaine des Notes Bleues Les Nouvelles Chardonnay delivers everything you expect from the Jura.
Through the use of some oxidative ageing, and with grapes sourced from very old vines, there is tension and complexity in the wine, showing notes of honeysuckle and nuts, a lovely smokiness, and some creaminess from the malolactic fermentation. Ageing on lees gives the wine a full, silky mouthfeel. Give the wine some time to breathe on opening and watch as the aromas and flavours develop in the glass.
While not as "out there" and oxidative as some Jura Chardonnay, you can really see the region's DNA in this rich and lovely Chardonnay.
About Domaine des Notes Bleues
Cedric Mottet founded Domaine des Notes Bleues in 2017, a modest estate comprised of roughly four hectares spread across numerous small plots in the communes of Mesnay and Arbois.
The vineyards are predominantly planted to Chardonnay, but he has Savagnin and Trousseau too and has plans to increase his holdings, so we can expect more reds in the future.
Cedric makes a multitude of cuvees, each its own unique expression but the wines are united by barrel aging for texture and a focus on minerality, complexity and purity.
Jura is an historic region where new additions are rare, rarer still is one that comes on to the scene with such astonishing quality. These are wanderlust wines, wines that make you want to pack a bag and set off in search of adventure, vinous or otherwise. We suspect this is just the beginning for Domaine des Bleues..