2019 Domaine de la Touraize Crémant du Jura15052
WINEMAKER: André-Jean Morin
REGION: Jura, FR
"It has a very fine bead thanks to extra time in bottle. Clean and pure aromas of apple, croissant, raw almond, salt and very minute oxidative notes. Gentle on the palate with tiny bubbles that caress the mouth. Ultimately bright and refreshing. A mix of pleasant sweet citrus, apple and stone fruit, contrasted by a dry saline finish. Very long and complex. A harmonious and balanced sparkling of exceptional quality." - Ryan Larkin
Since 2010, A-J and Héléana have slowly converted all the vineyards to organic (completed in 2017, and they will obtain certification in 2019), and in Autumn of 2017, they also began experimenting with biodynamics, and are now currently in conversion as well. In the cellar A-J works with indigenous yeasts and without additives - with the exception of a small amount of sulfites. Élevage is either in stainless steel, old barriques of various sizes, or extremely old large Alsatian foudre (some over 100 years old). A-J is meticulously clean in the cellar, and this shows in the wines – they are of extremely high calibre, faultless, and can stay open for days without any issue. They are pure wines that truly express their terroir, and for me are some of the best wines coming out of the Jura.