DOMAINE LABET CREMANT DU JURA

£41.95

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Description

The Crémant de Jura appellation was established in 1995, and its wines are made like Champagne, with a secondary fermentation taking place in the bottle. Labet’s Crémant Rosé is made with pure Pinot Noir, fermented in 228-liter barrels. Skin contact takes place for 4 or 5 days, until the desired color is acquired. The wine then rests on its fine lees for 8 months and undergoes a full malolactic fermentation. It is given some liqueur d’expedition (yeast and sugar) and then bottled, and the interaction of these two causes the secondary fermentation to take place in bottle. After 24 months, the bottles are riddled over a period of 3 weeks and finally disgorged, given a small dosage and corked.

Located in Rotalier in the Sud-Revermont, in the late 1970s Alain Labet was probably the first vigneron in the Jura to make and bottle wines from individual terroirs separately. And in the 1990s when he started making topped-up whites, there were only one or two winemakers making wines this way elsewhere in the Jura (Pierre Overnoy in Arbois being foremost).

The tradition in Rotalier and the rest of the Sud-Revermont was to age wine under flor, but Alain found that oxidative ageing of chardonnay masked the subtle terroir nuances present after fermentation and decided to top-up his barrels regularly, thus preventing the formation of ‘voile’ (layer of yeast forming on the surface of a wine when left in contact with oxygen) which tends to dominate the aromatic profile. His wines became much more precise as a result and showed an ability to express the subtlest variations in exposition and soil composition, revealing in the process one of France’s finest terroirs.

12.5%/75cl

 

These wines are one bottle per customer to ensure they are spread out as much as possible & shared by as many as possible. 

One Labet wine (including all cuvees) per customer. 

If more than one is purchased, we will cancel & refund the whole order as we will not know which one is your preference. 

You will then need to re-order the cuvee of your choice. 

 

Thanks for your understanding.