Jean Josselin "Cuvee des Jean" Brut Champagne

SKU #1234142 Wine Enthusiast

 This is the main non-vintage wine from this southern Champagne Aube-based producer. It’s a cuvée based around the producer’s specialty of Pinot Noir. With fresh acidity over rich white fruits, apples and pears, it is balanced, fragrant and ready to drink.  (9/2015)

Wine Spectator

 A modest version, with a smoky undertow and a tangy palate of kumquat, melon and lemon curd. Drink now. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 5,980 cases made. (Web Only - 2015)

K&L Notes

This all Pinot Noir Champagne is a blend of many small plots on the Josselin estate in Gye-Sur-Seine. It is aged for three years on the lees and contains fruit from a minimum of two harvests. This is pure, clean, driven Champagne that still maintains the signature cool black Pinot Noir fruit. It is balanced in every way, and perfect for a refreshing aperitif. -Gary Westby, K&L

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By: Mahon McGrath | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/16/2016 | Send Email
This cuvee focuses on the fruit. That is not to say it is ripe or tropical, though; think more along the lines of crisp Asian pear and citrus peel. While clean, there is a pleasingly weighty texture here, before the underlying acidity wipes the slate, and a touch of light almond oil nuttiness, hiding in the wings, makes its presence known.

By: Jeff Garneau | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/12/2016 | Send Email
This refreshing Blanc de Noirs is made in a lean, precise style. This is a sleek greyhound of a wine full of restrained energy and intense focus. Crisp, clean, mineral driven, and very dry. Superb value here.

By: Jeffrey Jones | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/30/2016 | Send Email
A lot of tasty wine for the price. The Jean Josselin Cuvee Des Jean is clean and fresh with a nice crisp finish.Enjoyable alone, it will go well with light fish, roast chicken and mushrooms.

By: Ivan Diaz | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/4/2016 | Send Email
It's hard to find good Champagne for under $35, so I was suspect of this affordable bottling until I tasted it for myself and found my new favorite NV. This one is crisp, refreshing, and loaded with juicy apple and white peach flavors while maintaining a dry, tense profile that will pair with countless dishes from sushi to chili. Throw it on ice and enjoy your evening.

By: Scott Beckerley | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/27/2016 | Send Email
This extraordinarily affordable release from Jean Josselin is simply delicious and very mineral driven for 100% Pinot Noir. Minerals, sea salt, white fruit and orange blossoms on the nose. Melons, spices, white fruit and Anjou pear on the palate with a lingering, mildly acidic finish. A really nice introductory bubbly to this line and one of my favorite bargains.
Top Value!

By: Gary Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/27/2016 | Send Email
This is one of the most intriguing all Pinot Noir Champagne's in the store. Looking at it, I would never be able to tell that it was made from red grapes- Jean-Felix Josselin presses his grapes very delicately with a pair of very old basket presses that are the best, and the most labor intensive kind in Champagne! Cinnamon and I enjoyed this bottle with some “duck sushi”- sliced cooked duck breast served over risotto shaped into sushi rice shape this past weekend. While this wine is clean and refreshing enough to have on its own, the clean earth and Pinot power really came on with the food. At this price, I will be drinking a lot of this flexible, delicious Champagne and I will no doubt have more pairing suggestions soon!
Top Value!

By: Dulcinea Gonzalez | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/12/2016 | Send Email
Here's an any occasion Champagne at a remarkable price, this is sharp, clean and refreshing. Displaying plenty of mouthwatering acidity mixed with mandarin and white peach notes, this shows really nice purity that makes for a super value!

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Other White Wines

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France

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Champagne

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Alcohol Content (%): 12