A pretty salmon pink color, this intense sparkling offers notes of dried cherries and raspberries. Crisp and dry, the wine finishes clean with a pleasant lift of acidity.
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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 majority of the fruit comes from west facing slopes located in ”Revermont” or ”Bon-Pays” area of the Jura with additional vineyard sources in the south of France. The soils are mostly clay with limestone with a subsoil of marl.
Wine maker notes
Really well made in the classic Champagne Method. Aged horizontally at least for 9 months.
The grapes were harvested at optimal ripeness to ensure the best balance between sugar and acidity. After careful sorting, the grapes are pressed gently to keep all the aromatic potential of the fruit. The first fermentation occurs at low temperatures with selected yeasts. After blending and bottling, the liqueur de tirage is added and the second fermentation begins. The wine is then aged horizontally for at least nine months before being disgorged and prepared for shipment.
Serve the Francois Montand Brut Rose as an aperitif, with a truffle risotto, risotto ai funghi or as a dessert wine.
Serving temperature: 43 to 46°F.
Cellar life: 2 years.
Francois Montand, descendant of a long line of winemakers, grew up on his family’s vineyard in Champagne.
Fascinated from an early age by wine, he became one
of the most influential wine merchants in the region.
In the early 1940s, during the Second World War,
Francois Montand chose to leave his native Champagne
for the Jura. At this time, this region belonged to the ”Zone Libre” (Free Zone). The crossing of the demarcation line was a dangerous risk. Francois Montand crossed this line via the town of Dole, a county town massively occupied by the German army. The master cellar took only few vines with him to replant in the Jura.
Moving to the Jura vineyards allowed Francois Montand
to keep the views and beliefs of his winemaking style.
The Jura, one of the oldest vineyards in France, permits
Francois Montand to restart a new life and to make incredible sparkling wine signature of the Francois Montand name…
The soil of Jura, composed of limestone and glacial
moraines, provides the wine a unique wealth of character. Moreover, the climate in this region is harsh in the winter and irregular in the summer, which gives an inimitable taste to the wine. All these specificities come together to offer the best quality wines which Francois Montand is looking for and convince him to continue the family tradition in this region. He never gets back to Champagne.
Thanks to his expertise from Champagne, he produced sparkling wines rich in flavour made according to the traditional bottle double fermentation method.
The Francois Montand wines are still produced with strict adherence to this traditional method, with a rigorous
selection of the best grapes to offer fresh and fruity quality sparkling wine for the pleasure of most.