Domaine Baud Génération 9 Baud Crémant du Jura blanc Brut
WHY WE LOVE IT
- The density of planting is about 6500 vines per hectare.
- The soil consists mostly of marl and limestone.
Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Elaboration: Both fermentations (alcoholic and malolactic) happen within stainless steel tanks. After the bottling, the second fermentation takes place giving it its bubbles. The Crémant is then aged for a minimum of 12 months followed by the disgorgement. At this stage, the dosage is added to obtain a Brut style.
Tasting Notes: The wine has a pale yellow color with silvered green glints. Sparkles are thin, delicate and persistent; the crown is fine with a beautiful ring of bubbles. The nose is delicate with hints of green apples, citrus fruits, white stone fruits and an overtone of wildflowers. Nice balance between acidity and fruit.
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.