2016 Domaine des Marnes Blanches Cotes Du Jura "Aux Bois Savagnin"
ORIGIN: Jura, France
Special notes: Natural winemaking, oxidative in nature.
Géraud and Pauline Fromont are two brilliant winemakers who met in viticulture school 2006 when they were in their early 20’s. Just two years after their first glance at each other, they realized their dreams and bought a vineyard in Cesancey, southern Jura. The region was quite a natural choice for the two natives of the Jura – considering everything this land has to offer. Domaine des Marnes Blanches is named after the white marl found in the first vineyard they purchased. Today they have 10 hectares in total spread out on three villages: Cesancey, Vincelles and Sainte Agnès. From 60 year old vines, no added sulphur, soil has a high content of limestone and fossil, from Vincelles. Grapes are pressed directly before fermentation, followed by ageing 22 months in 225 liter old oak barrels, before bottling.
Quite yellow in the glass. On the nose, there are aromas of mature yellow fruit, butter, honey, mazarin, some nuttiness, and some flowers as well as spices. On the palate, there are notes of yellow pear, citrus, and some wax. Dry, in spite of the fruit and the quite creamy texture. On the finish, there’s some saltiness as well. Quite long finish. There might be small oxidative hints but they aren’t overwhelming.
Food Recommendation: Sakura Pork with White Cardamom jus, Rutabaga with Red Cabbage Torta