Les Granges Paquenesses Cremant du Jura
Loreline Laborde of Les Granges Pâquenesses is originally from Montpellier and learnt her trade working with several top winemakers in the Rhone. After falling in love with the Jura and its wines, she determined to set up on her own and did so in 2010, converting a ramshackle rented farm into a house and cave among 2.5 hectares of vines.
The wine was cuve aged before bottling off with no fining or filtration with a low 20g/l for the secondary fermentation that provides a very gentle mousse. Sulphur was only added to the juice at the press and is less than 20 mg/l, and so the juice has a very pure relaxed quality. Showing gorgeous fruit and notes of aromatic bitters, this is one of the most exciting sparkling wines that we have ever tasted, and it’s better than many Champagnes.