Chardonnay, Jura, 'L’Etoile,' Domaine de Montbourgeau 2018 (1.5L)

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The most iconic wine from Montbourgeau. Although this is predominantly Chardonnay, Savagnin vines are found within the Chardonnay plantings.

Domaine de Montbourgeau has produced traditional Jura wines since Victor Gros, the grandfather of current Vigneronne, Nicole Deriaux, first planted the estate’s vineyards in 1920.

The estate is located in the village of L’Etoile in the southwestern zone of the Jura. The origin of the name 'L’Etoile' (meaning 'star') is attributed to either the fact that there are five hills surrounding the village in the pattern of a star or, more probably, because of the numerous specimens of the fossils of ancient starfish that are found to this day in the soils of this appellation.

It spends 2-2.5 years aging in barrels (which are never racked, nor topped up). Savory, super minerally and piquant, this is a very special wine with just a hint of oxidative qualities.

A wildly complex white wine that's not for the faint at heart. Understand well that this delicious, dry wine is anything but ordinary. Tangy with roasted hazelnuts, citrus rind and mineral abound. Drink lightly chilled. Comes from the tiny Etoile sub-region of the Jura region of eastern France.

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