Saturday 2nd of June 2012

Philippe Michel Cremant Du Jura 2008

December 12 2011
What a gorgeous looking bottle. Elegant in the extreme, the lines flow down from the long narrow neck like a warm drop of caramel.

Jura is an unusual wine region that I am not very familiar with. It is sandwiched between Burgundy and Switzerland, famous for wines like 'vin jaune'.

This delightful wine is a breath of fresh air in the overcrowded Cava/Prosecco market. I brought the bottle to a friend’s house, and it made much more of an impact than perhaps vintage Champagne would have done as it immediately became a talking point.

It is 100% Chardonnay and made in the 'traditional method', so the bubbles are home grown in the bottle. It was dry and refreshing, a perfect aperitif.

Aldi have really hit the mark with this one and at only £6.99. A must have for Christmas.

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