Marnes Blanches Crémant du Jura Réserve, France NV
Their top sparkling cuvée comes from a plot planted in 1983 in Cesancey. Soils here are the white marl and limestone that give the estate its name. The grapes are direct pressed into neutral oak barrel for fermentation. The wine is bottled in the spring with a small amount of sugar and yeast for secondary fermentation. After 18 months on lees, the wine is disgorged and released without dosage.
Grape: Chardonnay & Pinot Noir
Soil: white marl and limestone