Domaine du Pont de Breux
Jura - Marnoz
The estate is located north of the "Côtes du Jura" appellation with parcels of vines in Marnoz and Salins-les-Bains. The estate was created in 1991 with the current owner Emilie Gerard taking over in 2015. Although the estate is around 16ha in size, only 4ha is planted with vines, with the rest left for cattle to graze on.
Several of their plots, the ‘Le Pont de Breux’ and ‘Chamoz’ have Kimmeridgian soil, which is unusual for Jura. This is the same 150-million-year-old clay and limestone that you find in Chablis. The wines from here have great minerality and finesse. Emilie grows Chardonnay, Savagnin and Ploussard on these soils and for the Trousseau it’s more of a classic Jura soil with clay, limestone and marls. The farming is all organic, spontaneous fermentations in the winery, no additions, small amounts of SO2 at bottling.