Francois Montand Blanc de Blancs Brut Sparkling
Francois Montand, a descendent of a long line of winemakers from Champagne, moved to the Jura region in the 1940s and began making sparkling wines according to the traditional Champagne method. He soon became regarded as a Jura specialist and was instrumental in the creation of the Cremant du Jura AOC. Today, Francois Montand wines are still produced in the Jura region with strict adherence to Methode Traditionnelle, and a rigorous selection of the best grapes to offer. The Colombard and Ugni Blanc vineyards are located in the Gascony region in Southwest France where the climate is influenced by the Atlantic, and the soils are alluvial with clay and sand. The Chardonnay vineyards are located on southwest facing slopes of the Jura Mountain. Here, the climate is continental with many similarities to Burgundy and the soils are mostly clay and limestone with some marl deposits. A pale gold with a hint of green and fine bubbles, this sparkling wine offers aromas of white flowers and citrus. Creamy and smooth on the palate with notes of freshly baked bread, Golden Delicious apples and Meyer lemons.