2019 Zero Dosage Cremant du Jura
Yes! Jura! Fabrice and Valérie Closset-Gaziaux of Champ Divin are careful, precise and methodical people, both of them former engineers, which you can see in their cave and their wines. The new cave was built in 2009, soon after acquiring the vineyards they worked to convert to biodynamics, full of stainless steel vats are housed in the fermentation room and each wine has its own maturation vault housing the barrels for their Pinot, Chardonnay, Savagnin and sous voile wines. Their wines are a window into the cult-ish landscape they are grown on, richly fruited, focused, technical and precise with loads of Jurassic acid backbone carrying all the flavours. Early picked Chardonnay. Deep fruit richness to this wine, white florals and crunchy red apple. Leesy, brioche and a tumble of peaches. Quite saline, some pithy texture with a creamy bead. YUM! Champagne but without breaking the bank.