Domaine Baud - Blanc de Blanc Crémant du Jura Brut NV, Jura, France
The Baud estate dates back to 1742, today the 9th generation manages the winery. Siblings Clementine and Bastien, both under 30, are making some of the best-value wines in the area. Jura is a narrow valley in the remote hills between Burgundy and Switzerland, which millions of years ago was covered by an Ocean and today still bares many of the fossils from that time.
This sparkler, or Crémant, is made in the traditional Champagne style, where the second fermentation happens inside the bottle. Expect rich aromatics of apple fruit with citrus, toasted brioche and a striking minerality. It sparks a great balance between creaminess and vivacity. If you like Champagne, but not the price tag, then this is the wine of choice for you.
It is very versatile at the table and you can drink this with almost any dish.