2019 Domaine des Marnes Blanches Savagnin Aux Bois11577
REGION: Jura, FR
VITICULTURE: Certified Organic
WINEMAKER: Géraud & Pauline Fromont
Aux Bois is located in the village of Vincelles as per Les Normins and En Levrette. This wine is made from south-facing vines planted in 2014 with top massal selections of savagnin vert and jaune from Arbois. A small proportion of old vines from a tiny neighbouring plot gets into the blend. Two years ageing on fine lees in 7-12yo 228ltr barrels. An impactful savagnin that retains minerality and typicity despite the young vines, this cuvée will become a reference at the domaine in the years to come.
Natives of the Jura, but from farming rather than winemaking backgrounds, Géraud and Pauline Fromont began this Domaine when they were in their mid-20s, and are ambitious, talented young winemakers. They share all vineyard, cellar, and sales duties, and are rising stars in the region. The Marnes Blanches vineyards are divided between three towns: Cesancey, Vincelles, and Ste-Agnès. The Fromonts acquired their Cesancey vineyards first, and those feature the “white marl” soil that gives the Domaine its name, with topsoil of limestone. The vineyards in Ste-Agnès and Vincelles are primarily red marl, with fossilized limestone. With vines up to 100 years old and interesting local strains such as Melon-Queue-Rouge and Savagnin Muscaté, the Fromonts have excellent material to work with in the cellar. They began farming organically immediately upon beginning the Domaine in 2006 and are now Ecocert certified, with plowing between rows.