Domaine Baud Génération 9 Cuvée Flor AOC Cotes du Jura
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: After a thorough settling, the alcoholic fermentation is made at a low temperature (14°C) and can last several weeks. The malolactic fermentation also takes place into stainless steel tank. The wine then ages in oak barrels and is a topped off to avoid oxydation.
Tasting Notes: White flowers, plums, honey, citrus fruits and even green apples, on the nose. Fresh, well-balanced and enjoyable wine which confirms white flower and citrus fruit notes on the mouth. Nice balance between the fruit and minerals.
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.