Domaine Baud Génération 9 Crémant du Jura Brut “Sauvage”
WHY WE LOVE IT
- This is Domaine Baud’s top-end Brut.
- The density of planting is about 6500 vines per hectare.
- The soil consists mostly of marl and limestone.
Varietal Composition: 70% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir
Elaboration: The grapes are handpicked at the beginning of the harvest to preserve the acidity. Then, the grapes are gently pressed into a pneumatic press. Once the must is transferred into stainless steel tank, the alcoholic fermentation takes place, followed by the malolactic fermentation. The wine is then bottled and the second fermentation occurs to create the bubbles. Aged for a minimum of 24 months, it is then disgorged to add a small amount of dosage, explaining its name “Sauvage” (wild).
Tasting Notes: Pale yellow with silver green reflects The froth is thin and persistent, beautiful ring of bubbles. Subtle and elegant, green apple, citrus fruits, white stone fruits aromas (such as wild flowers). The bouquet is clean and delicate. The bubbles are persistent without being overwhelming.
In 1978, the 8th generation started running the winery (Jean Michel Baud and Alain Baud), and gave the company a fresh boost by creating the official estate “GAEC Baud Père et Fils”. Thanks to their tirelessly hardworking, the vineyard was progressively extended from 4 to 20 hectares of vines. It is currently their pride, namely to have experienced 38 harvests! Jean Michel Baud was in charge of the vineyard, as for his brother, Alain Baud, was responsible for wine-making and trade.
January 1st, 2016, is a significant turning point as the 9th Generation has taken the reins of the estate: Bastien, 23 years old, is in charge of the vineyard and the wine-making process, while Clémentine, 25 years old, is taking care of trade and management. Since their succession, the estate has grown of 3 additional hectares. So begins a new chapter.
The Baud winery currently runs 24 hectares of vines that are spread out over 3 different appellations which are geographical indications: AOC Côtes du Jura: 15.5 ha, AOC Château-Chalon: 3.5 ha, and AOC L’Etoile: 3 ha.
The estate achieved the Terra Vitis certification in 2014 for its eco-friendly work and environmental preservation.