Xavier Reverchon NV Cremant du Jura Blanc Brut Sparkling Wine, Jura, France
Xavier has been farming his vineyards organically for nearly 30 years now. Not because it was cool but because he simply didn’t like the energy in his wines when he saturated the soils with Roundup. Healthy soils produce happy fruit and this rare little sparkler is nothing if not happy. Made from mostly Chardonnay with some Pinot Noir and a splash of the local variety, Savagnin. Bursting with cream-soaked pastry dough, rendered peaches, fresh green herbs and fragrant white flowers all with a delicate mouth feel, lacy bubbles and a clean finish. This wine begs for a second sip. A second glass. A second bottle. Very rare.
Pair with pork dishes, charcuterie, lentil/bean stews, antipastos.