2014ChampDiVinZero2014 Champ DiVin, Cremant du Jura “Zero Dosage” Sparkling Wine, France.
The Closset’s have crafted a beauty in this gorgeous and hedonistic bubbly from their small Champ DiVin vineyard in the Jura, it possesses fabulous detail, richness of character and a pleasing textural mousse with all the biodynamic glory and energy you’d expect from a zero dosage, ripe, but bone dry sparkler. The Closset’s used about 70% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot Noir in this sexy Cremant du Jura and it shows in it’s precise focus and stunning layers, this is right up there with top grower fizz! Bright with plenty of sizzle and mineral notes the Champ DiVin Zero Dosage gets the party started with a golden straw hue, white flowers, hints of chalk dust, green apple, clove, zesty lemon, brioche/yeasty notes and light hazelnut and steely white melon and subtle wet stones and orange blossom. The mouth feel is excellent and persistent with extra brut like intensity, lively tiny bubbles and density on the lavish palate, this was sublimely crafted and full of sensual and seductive charm, this really stands up to much more famous Champagne and Franciacorta, this is outrageously fun and serious vintage Cremant du Jura, stylish sex in a flute, do not miss! This is a label to watch, they produce a fine selection of classic Jura wines as well as this one, imported by Sacred Thirst.
($28 Est.) 94 Points, grapelive

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