Domaine Baud "Cuvée Sauvage" Brut Cremant du Jura

SKU #1289293

Delicately effervescent, this blend of 30% Pinot Noir and 70% Chardonnay was grown in mainly marl-limestone soils and farmed sustainably (Domaine Baud is certified by Terras Vitis). The winemaker took utmost care to preserve the quality and flavors of the fruit: grapes were harvested manually and gently pressed, dosage was kept to a bare minimum. What resulted is an ode to elegance: pale yellow with silvery green flecks and a very fine mousse, with aromas of grilled green apples, tangerines and wild flowers. On the palate it is supple, finishing with a bright acidity. Truly refreshing.

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Staff Image By: Keith Mabry | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/20/2017 | Send Email
I have poured this wine for several dinner parties now and it is always a hit! The soils of the Jura are mostly marl and limestone sharing a lot in common with Champagne. This cuvee of Chardonnay and Pinot really explodes on the nose with the essence of spiced pear fruit, candied ginger and biscuity dough. Tight mousse and crisp acidity keep this lively and refreshing on the palate. The "Sauvage" makes an exquisite aperitif but I find it just as enjoyable with food. One of my favorite cocktail party starters is a spiced miso dip with crudites. This goes perfectly!

Staff Image By: David Othenin-Girard | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/18/2017 | Send Email
This is soooooo good. Super clean. Excellent balance. Magic Price.

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Varietal:

Chardonnay

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France

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Savoie/Jura