Les Molates — Savagnin 2020
A Wine That
explains what our love affair with Savagnin is all about. Sea mist, umami, pine nuts... and uttterly mouthwatering. It's impossible to nail down the flavours here — see for yourself and let us know! Savagnin is to LITTLEWINE what Donna Summer is to Disco. If you can't find us, we'll be singing I Feel Love to this cuvée.
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- Winemaker: Les Marnes Blanches
Where and How?
Like the Les Molates Chardonnay cuvée, this comes from vines in Gevingey, Côtes-du-Jura, but this is Savagnin.
Whole-bunch pressed and naturally fermented, this is then aged in old foudres for 11 months, with the ouillé method (meaning this is topped up regularly) resulting in a very fresh style.
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/)