Julien Labet Cremant du Jura Rose NV
Producer: Julien Labet
Grape: Pinot Noir
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.
Aromas of red fruits and ripe apples jump from the glass, and on the palate there is a hint of dried raspberries or strawberries along with some earthier notes. An extremely food friendly wine, this gives rosé Champagne a run for its money.