2017 AOP Crémant du Jura
100% Chardonnay, from 30 year old vines grown on silty marl, in Arbois. 8 months on lees in tank, before being transferred to bottle. 18 months in bottle before disgorgement. Zero dosage. Zero SO2.
Beautiful clear colour. The bubbles are delicate, and perhaps not as powerful as previous years - best to pour carefully/gently to preserve them. Clean smell, kefir lime, pear, lemon, seashell. Smells super good. Excellent fruit on the front palate. Zero dosage is perfect, as the fruit is sweet enough. Superb balance and harmony in all aspects. The bubbles aren’t super persistent, but to be honest it’s nicer like this – you taste every element of the wine. Sweet lemons, limes, apples. And the finish shows beautiful salinity, rather than intense acidity – making it very easy to drink and very moreish. It’s like Champagne, just way cheaper. Pristine, with no harsh edges - this is really good.