Blanc de Blanc Crémant de Jura, NV, Jura

Blanc de Blanc Crémant de Jura, NV, Jura

Domaine Baud

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Grape(s): Chardonnay
Region, Country: Jura, France
Soil: Marl and limestone
Harvest: Picked early
Malolactic fermentation in stainless steel, secondary fermentation in bottle
Aging: 12 months in bottle on lees, then disgorged to add a small amount of dosage
Winemaker(s): Clémentine and Bastien Baud

The Baud estate dates back to 1742, today the 9th generation manages the winery. Siblings Clementine and Bastien, both under 30, are making some of the best value wines in the area. Jura is that narrow valley in the remote hills between Burgundy and Switzerland, which millions of years ago was covered by an Ocean and today still bares many of the fossils from that time.  If you kick a stone in a Jura vineyard, it will probably be a fossil. 

This sparkler, or Crémant, is made in the traditional Champagne style, where the second fermentation happens inside the bottle. This Crémant has rich aromatics of apple fruit with citrus, toasted brioche and a striking minerality. It sparks a great balance between creaminess and vivacity.  If you like Champagne, but not the price tag, then this is the wine of choice for you. 

It is very versatile at the table and you can drink this with almost any dish: try it with all types of classic cuisine or even spicy Asian dishes, caramelized popcorn or fried chicken!