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Nicole Deriaux produces a small amount of sparkling wine from her young Chardonnay plantings. Fresh and vibrant with snappy citrus acidity, this elegantly smooth Cremant will exceed your expectations at this price point.
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. Starting in 1986, Nicole began working the vineyard and she now is fully responsible for operations.
The viticulture is organic and the vinification is strictly traditional -- respecting the ancient practices of this region.
Located between Burgundy and Switzerland, this cool climate wine region produces wines with some similarity to Burgundy and Swiss wine. Jura wines are distinctive and unusual wines, the most famous being vin jaune, which is made by a similar process to Sherry, developing under a flor-like strain of yeast. This is made from the local Savagnin grape variety. Other popular grapes in this region are the native varieties Poulsard, Trousseau, and world verity of Chardonnay.