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Domaine de Montbourgeau L'Etoile Vin Jaune 2007

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Made exclusively from the Savagnin grape, the Vin Jaune of Montbourgeau is always produced from a late harvest. After fermentation the wine is racked into foudres (30 hectoliter size) and then, after six months, racked again into smaller barrels. It is never topped off, the "voile" appears and the wine is left for at least seven years to age in barrel before being declared "Vin Jaune" and being bottled. The "Jaune" of Montbourgeau is more high-toned than the Jaunes of Puffeney and Gahier, less broad perhaps but more fine, a clear reflection of the appellation of L'Etoile.
Category White Wine
Varietal
Country France
Region Jura
Brand Domaine de Montbourgeau
  • wa96+

Wine Advocate2007 looks like a fantastic vintage for yellow wines in the Jura, and the one from Montbourgeau is nothing short of spectacular, epitomizing what the zone and the winery are for me -- true elegant expression of the soils and sceneries of Jura in a subtle, fresh and tasty way, more vibrant and reminiscent of the limestone soils. The 2007 L'Etoile Vin Jaune has notes of celery, the morels are more subtle, and while you still don't find the curry here, it will develop with time in bottle. This wine is still a baby and it should develop tremendously in bottle, especially in complexity, but it's also accessible now and even better if you decant it the previous day. But I'd recommend keeping the bottle for a few years, as it will get much better. 2,000-2,500 bottles.

Luis Gutierrez, October 2015