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Domaine de Montbourgeau L'Etoile Montmorain 2020


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The Domaine de Montbourgeau L'Etoile Montmorain 2020 is a distinguished Chardonnay that captures the essence of Jura's L'Étoile appellation, renowned for its calcareous soils and refined minerality. This particular cuvée, from a parcel planted in 1956, showcases the innovative approach of Nicole Deriaux and her sons, César and Baptiste, blending tradition with contemporary winemaking techniques.

  • Soil Type: The east-facing Montmorain parcel benefits from calcareous soils that contribute to the wine's marked minerality and elegance, hallmark traits of L'Étoile's terroir.

  • Viticulture: Celebrating the marriage of Nicole's parents, this parcel's mature vines bring depth and concentration to the wine, enhanced by the lesser sun exposure which preserves the grapes' acidity and freshness.

  • Winemaking: Following the domaine's tradition, the wine spends its initial year in a large foudre before a selection is transferred to stainless steel, resulting in a non-oxidative Chardonnay that highlights its saline character and vibrant acidity. This process emphasizes the purity and intensity of the fruit, offering a fresh perspective on Jura's Chardonnay.

  • Tasting Notes: The Montmorain shows an obvious leesy quality on the nose with marzipan and creme fraiche over a chalky minerality. The fruit is not obvious but a subtle yellow apple and white peach. Minerality and salinity dominate the palate with the lees contact contributing to a full texture. 

  • Pairing: Its vibrant acidity and mineral complexity make it an excellent companion to seafood, creamy cheeses, or light poultry dishes, where it can cut through the richness while complementing delicate flavors.

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Located in eastern France, the Jura wine region has emerged as a notable spot for natural winemaking, drawing attention for its minimal intervention practices. Despite its cooler climate, Jura is currently "hot" in the wine world, particularly for those valuing artisanal approaches. It's distinguished by unique soils like limestone and marl, enriching its wines with distinct minerality. The region champions native grapes such as Savagnin, Trousseau, Poulsard, and Chardonnay, which thrive here. Small-scale production is key, ensuring each bottle reflects Jura's unique terroir and winemaking philosophy, blending tradition with innovation.


Chardonnay, one of the world's most versatile and beloved white grape varieties, showcases a remarkable spectrum of styles, from the lean, mineral-driven expressions of Chablis in France to the rich, buttery, and oak-aged versions from California's Napa Valley. Its adaptability extends to cooler climates such as Burgundy, where it achieves elegance and complexity, and to regions like Australia's Yarra Valley, known for producing vibrant and fruit-forward renditions. This grape's ability to reflect its terroir, coupled with winemaking techniques, results in a wide array of profiles, including unoaked, crisp varieties with apple and citrus notes, to full-bodied wines with tropical fruit flavors and creamy textures.