2020 Domaine des Notes Bleues Ascenseur Pour Les Chardos Chardonnay

Jura, France

Old vine Jura Chardonnay brimming with minerality and citrussy drive. A stellar debut from a superstar in the making.


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About The Wine

Ascenseur Pour Les Chardos is sourced from an old Jura site planted with seventy year old Chardonnay vines. Now in the hands of Cedric Mottet the farming is strictly organic and undergoing formal conversion.

Cool, racy, and highly mineral there is a subtle smokiness and a whiff of lees that add complexity to the pithy citrus core. A traditionally made Chardonnay fermented in stainless and raised in Burgundy barrels this is highly indicative of the Domaine des Notes Bleues style, pure, driven and effortlessly stylish.

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.

A smiling Cedric Mottet at home in the vineyards
A smiling Cedric Mottet at home in the vineyards
Jura, France
Additional Info

From The Importer

A crystalline wine with remarkable minerality, exceptional drinkability and a strong personality, with an aromatic centered on citrus zests, fermentation aromas, and even gunflint notes. For a first vintage, it's amazing! And this is a great illustration of the concept of minerality in wine.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2032
Bottle Size : 750ml

Domaine des Notes Bleues Chardonnay Vineyards
Domaine des Notes Bleues Chardonnay Vineyards
Mesnay, Jura, France

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