Domaine des Marnes Blanches, Chardonnay 'Les Molates' 2019
Zesty citrus fruits, crisp acidity and tart orchard fruit leading to a savoury finish.
Domaine Les Marnes Blanches are an organic producer based in Sainte-Agnès, Jura. Their range focusses on Ouillé style wines - topped up in barrel. A Chardonnay with assemblage from various parcels on different soils, providing complexity and interest. Zesty citrus fruits, crisp acidity and tart orchard fruit character leading into stone fruit ripeness and a savoury finish.
Producer: Domaine des Marnes Blanches
Region/Country: Jura, France
Production Method: Organic farming and natural winemaking, topped up in barrel, with minimal sulphur additions
Style: Dry, savoury and fruity with nutty complexity
Pairing Suggestion: Poultry and white meats, grilled vegetables, Japanese foods
Profile: Commonly referred to as the winemakers grape oweing to both its versatility and ease of manipulation in the winery. Chardonnay will range widely in character depending on its region of origin as well as winemaking style. One the lighter end of the spectrum, generally from cooler regions, it will display crisp, somewhat tart acidity alongside citrus and orchard fruit character and mineral texture. Moving to warmer climates gradually produces a more ripe stone and tropical fruit character. Winemaking, particuarly the use of oak and batonnage (lees stirring) produces a richer, creamier texture and flavours of toast, butter and vanilla spice.
Classic Regions: Chablis, Cote d'Or, Maconnais, Champagne (France), Yarra Valley, Tasmania, Margaret River (Australia), Canterbury (New Zealand), Walker Bay (South Africa)