Country: France Region: Burgundy
Varietal: Sparkling (Champagne style)
Vintage: NV Category: Sparkling White Colour: White
Producer: JCB by Jean-Charles Boisset
"Jean-Charles Boisset was born into a winemaking family in Burgundy. Today, he is the proprietor, along with his sister, Nathalie and parents Jean-Claude and Claudine Boisset, of a collection of more than twenty great producers from the world's pre-eminent wine producing regions, including those in our portfolio, De Loach Vineyards (Russian River Valley), Jean-Claude Boisset (Burgundy) and Louis Bouillot, Burgundy's leading producer of sparkling wine. Created by Jean-Charles, the innovative JCB Collection brings together two worlds of winemaking - Old and New. Each wine in the collection is a limited edition and is 'named' with a number. These numbers relate to a wine style that Jean-Charles strives to achieve vintage to vintage, while also symbolizing important ideas, passions and moments in his life and wine career. Our two sparkling wines are named 'No21' and 'N°69' which both hold a deep significance for Jean-Charles.
Jean-Charles' philosophy of wine has been profoundly shaped by the wine region where he was born and raised. 'N° 21', a blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, honours this connection and heritage, because 21 is the French government's 'département' number for the Côte d'Or. Jean-Charles was born in 1969, the year that mankind went to the moon. 1969 also represents unlimited expression, freedom and refinement. We love the elegant style and finesse of both of these wines, made using the traditional method and aged for a minimum of 12 months on the fine lees to add depth and complexity. 'N°21' is refreshing and elegant, while 'N°69' is exuberant with enticing flavours of raspberries and red fruits."
All the grapes were sourced from parcels located within the Burgundy AOC area: the Pinot Noir and Aligoté were grown in the Côte d'Or, the Gamay in the South of Burgundy and the Chardonnay from the Mâconnais
This wine has been made according the traditional method. The second fermentation happened in bottle and the wine was aged for a minimum of 12 months on slats.
The Pinot Noir and Chardonnay shine through this Crémant. Pale and vibrant in colour, it offers a lovely fresh and fruity nose with almond and white flower aromas. It feels full and generous on the palate, it has a great harmony between acidity and fruit.
Closure: Natural Cork ABV: 12.0%