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Francois Montand Blanc de Blancs Extra Dry 2008

Francois Montand Blanc de Blancs Extra Dry 750ML 2008    
Sku: 18441

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 fresh and fruity quality sparkling wine for the pleasure of all. 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 in the Jura region, located on the west facing slopes of the Jura Mountain oriented to Southwest. Here, the climate is continental with many similarities to Burgundy and the soils are mostly clay and limestone with some marl deposits.

Tasting notes
Colour: Pale gold with a hint of green. Fine bubbles. Bouquet: Intense aroma of white flowers and citrus fruit. Palate: The flavour of the Francois Montand Extra-Dry are also sweet and fruity , with lingering aromas, very harmonious. A perfectly-balanced texture which combines gentle acidity and a lively, creamy fizziness.

Wine maker notes
Really well made in the classic Champagne Method. Aged horizontally at least for 9 months. The difference between a Francois Montand Brut and an Extra-Brut is the dose of additional sugar that is added. The Francois Montand Extra-Brut has more added sugar during the ’degorgement’ and this provides sweetness.

Technical notes
A complex blend of various white grapes, mainly Colombard, Ugny blanc & Chardonnay.

Food pairing
Serve with cold starters with vegetables, terrine or goat’s cheese. With cooked or raw seafood, hot or cold shellfish. It is also a good accompaniment for white meat, oriental and spicy food (curry, Thai, Indian…) and dessert made with nuts, hazelnuts and walnuts. Serving temperature: 43 to 46F. Cellar life: 1 to 2 years.

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Regional Varietals:
Non-Varietal White Blend
Country: France
Region: Jura
Grape Varietal: Non-Varietal White Blend
Type: Sparkling
Reg. 14.99
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