Les Molates — Chardonnay 2020
A Wine That
makes our mouth water just by looking at the bottle. We're huge fans of Chardonnay; if you're already a convert... well... when you know, you know. If you're not yet? This is the perfect bottle to dip your toes into Chardonnay waters with. No oaky flavours, just lemon goodness and croissant flakes. Savoury deliciousness.
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- Winemaker: Les Marnes Blanches
Where and How?
This is a blend of various parcels of Chardonnay planted on the marl and limestone soils of Gevingey, in the Côtes-du-Jura.
The grapes were direct-pressed, and the juice fermented naturally and was aged in large old oak foudres. No bâtonnage took place, and the wine was bottled after ten months with just a tiny addition of sulfites.
The Winemaker: Les Marnes Blanches
Les Marnes Blanches, meaning ‘white marl’ in French — a nod to the famous soils of the area — is run by Pauline and Gérard Fromont; both of whom grew up in the Jura and whose families owned tiny plots in the region, from which they’d make their own wines for drinking at home. They met while studying winemaking, and founded their domaine together in 2006.
Since the beginning they have worked organically, and have collected vineyards throughout the years to bring them to their 12 hectares today. Winemaking is hands-off, with low or no sulphites, and the wines are beautiful, pure expressions of their varied soil types and Jura varieties.
Photo courtesy of Vine Trail (https://www.vinetrail.co.uk/)