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Crémant du Jura Brut, Domaine de Montbourgeau NV

Sparkling Wine from France
Delightful bone-dry chardonnay made in the village of L’Etoile. Made traditionally, undergoing second ferment in bottle. No additional sugar is added and yet this is deliciously easy to drink, rounded and balanced.
Price: £14.95 Bottle
Price: £89.50 Case of 6
In Stock
Code: SG1651

Wine characteristics

  • Sparkling Wine
  • 1 - Bone dry
  • Chardonnay
  • 12% Alcohol
  • No oak influence
  • Within two years of purchase
  • 75cl
  • Champagne cork

Domaine de Montbourgeau

From the Autoroute des Alpes in eastern France, on which our buyer Marcel Orford-Williams travels at least a couple of times a year, you can see the beautiful vineyards of the Jura. In the south-west of this region is L’Étoile, a village whose name means ‘star’, thanks either to the ancient starfish fossils found in the soil here or to the five hills surrounding it in a star shape.

Nicole Deriaux is the third generation of her family to produce wines here since her grandfather first planted vineyards at this domaine in 1920 – she began assisting her father Jean in 1986, and her own sons are eager to be involved.

She manages the estate’s 9 hectares of vines with great respect for the soil. Most of the plantings are chardonnay, with just under two hectares of savagnin, but there are also small amounts of trousseau (also known as bastardo) and poulsard, two local Jura varieties.

All grapes are hand harvested before being transported to the cellars under the family home for a very traditional vinification process. Fermentation occurs in stainless-steel tanks before the wines are aged in barrels of various sizes and ages. The savagnin we buy is aged for four years, whereas the Vin Jaune – also made from savagnin – must spend seven years in barrels before bottling.

Nicole’s Crémant de Jura is made in small quantities, using the Champagne method, from her young chardonnay vines. It undergoes both alcoholic and malolactic fermentation, and spends at least 18 months ageing on its lees, ...
From the Autoroute des Alpes in eastern France, on which our buyer Marcel Orford-Williams travels at least a couple of times a year, you can see the beautiful vineyards of the Jura. In the south-west of this region is L’Étoile, a village whose name means ‘star’, thanks either to the ancient starfish fossils found in the soil here or to the five hills surrounding it in a star shape.

Nicole Deriaux is the third generation of her family to produce wines here since her grandfather first planted vineyards at this domaine in 1920 – she began assisting her father Jean in 1986, and her own sons are eager to be involved.

She manages the estate’s 9 hectares of vines with great respect for the soil. Most of the plantings are chardonnay, with just under two hectares of savagnin, but there are also small amounts of trousseau (also known as bastardo) and poulsard, two local Jura varieties.

All grapes are hand harvested before being transported to the cellars under the family home for a very traditional vinification process. Fermentation occurs in stainless-steel tanks before the wines are aged in barrels of various sizes and ages. The savagnin we buy is aged for four years, whereas the Vin Jaune – also made from savagnin – must spend seven years in barrels before bottling.

Nicole’s Crémant de Jura is made in small quantities, using the Champagne method, from her young chardonnay vines. It undergoes both alcoholic and malolactic fermentation, and spends at least 18 months ageing on its lees, before being bottled without dosage to ensure a completely dry style.
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The Sunday Times

Warm-flavouredchardonnay sparkler from alpine foothills — a bargain.

- Bob Tyrer

Absolutely Cracking Wines From France

This Crémant from 100% chardonnay has purity, finesse and a lightness from start to finish. Yet it remains distinctly Jura in its flavours.

Decanter

Everything is lightness about this chardonnay fizz. The nose hints at minerals and apples, and the dry palate offers a lively and persistent fresh apple character. 

- Wink Lorch

Conde Naste Traveller

Marvellously crisp and elegant … an exceptional wine; and though more suited to fish dishes it is sufficiently accommodating to handle chicken pie. 

- Malcolm Gluck

Financial Times

This has a pretty, retro label. Good tang – recognisably Jura – Chardonnay with bite. Clean and revitalising. Less aggressive than a cheap champagne.

- Jancis Robinson

JancisRobinson.com

Chardonnay. Pretty retro label. Good tang – recognisably Jura – Chardonnay with bite. Clean and revitalising. Less aggressive than a cheap champagne. GV

16.5/20

Wine-pages.com

Lots of apple and anice meaty undertones, savoury but very crisp. The palate explodes with crunchyflavour, with lots of juicy apple and the zip of lemon zest. Long and easy todrink, despite being totally...
Lots of apple and anice meaty undertones, savoury but very crisp. The palate explodes with crunchyflavour, with lots of juicy apple and the zip of lemon zest. Long and easy todrink, despite being totally dry in the finish.
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- Tom Cannavan

Daily Mail

French, fizzy andfabulous. Made in the same way as Champagne, with a second bubble-inducingfermentation in the bottle, but it's from Jura in eastern France, and has amuch lower price tag than...
French, fizzy andfabulous. Made in the same way as Champagne, with a second bubble-inducingfermentation in the bottle, but it's from Jura in eastern France, and has amuch lower price tag than Champagne. Mostly from chardonnay grapes, it's bonedry and a great alternative to prosecco.
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- Helen McGinn

Press & Journal

With lively orchardfruit and floral scents, it's zingy with a lovely bubble factor and zingy andcitrus finish. It's zero dosage (also look out for terms such as brut natureand brut zero) which...
With lively orchardfruit and floral scents, it's zingy with a lovely bubble factor and zingy andcitrus finish. It's zero dosage (also look out for terms such as brut natureand brut zero) which means it's bone dry at the end but perfectly tuned with thefruit.
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- Carol Brown

JancisRobinson.com

Wonderfully clean,characterful fizz with a (pleasant) suggestion of cider apples about it. Itwould win no prizes for sophistication but is a very honest example of one ofFrance’s better-value...
Wonderfully clean,characterful fizz with a (pleasant) suggestion of cider apples about it. Itwould win no prizes for sophistication but is a very honest example of one ofFrance’s better-value appellations. Good Value. -
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Jancis Robinson

Decanter

Owner Nicolas Deriauxhas created a delightfully floral, fresh, bone-dry (no dosage) 100% chardonnaysparkling wine with all the charm of summer white fruits - perfect as a changefrom prosecco.

- Steven Spurrier

Decanter

100% chardonnay. Itsays Brut on the label but is essentially Brut Nature as no dosage was added.Very individual in style with great depth of flavour - there's a layer ofminerals which compliment the...
100% chardonnay. Itsays Brut on the label but is essentially Brut Nature as no dosage was added.Very individual in style with great depth of flavour - there's a layer ofminerals which compliment the white fruit, and a lovely nutty finish. Abrilliant buy.
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- Christelle Guibert

winegang.com

Apple-scented,bone-dry, light and linear with lime-zest acidity. It's made from Chardonnay inthe same way as non-vintage Champagne (in this case aged for 18 months on itslees) but, as you would expect ...
Apple-scented,bone-dry, light and linear with lime-zest acidity. It's made from Chardonnay inthe same way as non-vintage Champagne (in this case aged for 18 months on itslees) but, as you would expect from the price, doesn't have Champagne'scomplexity.
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The Mail on Sunday

As bright and buzzingas a lightsabre - alas you have to make your own sound effects. 

- Olly Smith

The Times

Goodbye to stickyprosecco, hello to this bone-dry chardonnay bubbly from eastern France, madeusing the champagne method, complete with plenty of ripe, elegant, braeburnapple crunch. 

- Jane MacQuitty

The Guardian

On a par withChampagne.

- Fiona Beckett

The Sunday Times

This comes fromFrance's hidden wine region by the Alps. Dry and spritzy, what it lacks instructure it makes up for in price.

- Will Lyons

Reader's Digest

Great value - dry and light with apple notes. -

Rachel Walker

The Scotsman

A nutty chardonnayfor those who like fizz very dry. It says Brut on the label, but it seems ExtraBrut to my palate without any dosage. Initially floral with zippy freshness andapple flavours; a touch...
A nutty chardonnayfor those who like fizz very dry. It says Brut on the label, but it seems ExtraBrut to my palate without any dosage. Initially floral with zippy freshness andapple flavours; a touch rustic on the finish. An interesting find made by asmall nine hectare family estate run by third generation winemaker NicoleDeriaux near L'Etoile town in Jura.
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- Rose Murray Brown

The Three Drinkers

Fabulous, classy, Champagne-style bubbles(traditional method) with loads of tang and flavour. Made with 100% Chardonnayand ridiculous value.

- Helena Nicklin

Times of Tunbridge Wells

This is a stunningbargain bottle of bone-dry (zero dosage) French traditional method fizz from anappellation created in just 1995 that punches gloriously above its price.Orchard and white fruits ring with ...
This is a stunningbargain bottle of bone-dry (zero dosage) French traditional method fizz from anappellation created in just 1995 that punches gloriously above its price.Orchard and white fruits ring with an urgency across saliva-inducing acidity,combining with wet stone minerality. No room for argument, this is a very goodwine to drink with smoked salmon, seafood risotto, fish and chips or ceviche.
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- James Viner

Decanter

Must-try fizz: Nicole Deriaux is the third-generationwinemaker at this 9ha property in the village of L'Etoile (note the star on thebottle), since her grandfather planted vineyards here in 1920. This...
Must-try fizz: Nicole Deriaux is the third-generationwinemaker at this 9ha property in the village of L'Etoile (note the star on thebottle), since her grandfather planted vineyards here in 1920. This 100%chardonnay spends 18 months ageing on its lees in bottle and sees no dosage,resulting in a chalky, bone-dry fizz with lovely toasty autolytic complexity tojoin flavours of apple compote, baking spices and fresh acidity.
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- Tina Gellie

decanter.com

This bone-dry,traditional-method sparkler is a firm favourite. Those who prefer a morefruit-driven fizz like Prosecco might not appreciate the austere tart greenapple, lemon zest and ozone-like minerality ...
This bone-dry,traditional-method sparkler is a firm favourite. Those who prefer a morefruit-driven fizz like Prosecco might not appreciate the austere tart greenapple, lemon zest and ozone-like minerality of this 100% Chardonnay, but atthis price it's a great alternative to an entry-level Champagne. There's lovelydigestive biscuit notes to add depth and interest, refreshed by mouth-wateringacidity and a fine mousse.
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91/100 Tina Gellie

Rotherham Advertiser

… light, crisp anddry.

- David Clay

JancisRobinson.com

Tiny, fine bead. Not too frothy. Clean, light, nose with lovely round texture (not sweetness) on the palate. Delicate but utterly satisfying. Not complex, and probably too light to drink with food,...
Tiny, fine bead. Not too frothy. Clean, light, nose with lovely round texture (not sweetness) on the palate. Delicate but utterly satisfying. Not complex, and probably too light to drink with food, but with an attractive subalpine hint of its provenance. Good value.
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16.5/20 Jancis Robinson

Platinum

Bone-dry but buttery, rounded chardonnay with red-apple fruit.

- Joanna Simon

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