JCB (Jean-Charles Boisset) JCB No. 21 Brut (Burgundy) N.V.
|Wine Type||Champagne / Sparkling Wine|
|Grape Blend||40% Pinot Noir , 35% Chardonnay, 20% Gamay, 5% Aligoté|
|Bottle Size (ml)||750|
|Extra Info||Traditional method fizz|
|Food Pairing Guide||Delicious as an aperitif or with smoked salmon|
JCB No. 21 is a stunning bottle of Cremant (regional French fizz) which hails from Burgundy and is made with the same method as Champagne. It's an unusual blend of grapes, though it's based on Chardonnay and Pinot Noir which are the main grapes found in Champagne, together with Gamay and Aligote which grow so well in this region. All together they produce a sparkling wine with a lovely fresh and fruity nose with almond and white flower aromas. The palate is refreshing and crisp yet has an addictive richness from the lees ageing. This wine was made according to the traditional method, with the second fermentation taking place in bottle.
Jean-Charles Boisset was born into a winemaking family in Burgundy. Today, he is the proprietor, along with his sister, Nathalie, and parents Jean-Claude and Claudine Boisset, of a collection of more than twenty great producers from the world's pre-eminent wine producing regions. Created by Jean-Charles, the innovative JCB Collection brings together two worlds of winemaking - Old and New. Each wine in the collection is a limited edition, and is "named" with a number. These numbers relate to a wine style that Jean-Charles strives to achieve vintage to vintage, while also symbolizing important ideas, passions and moments in his life and wine career. 'N° 21' because 21 is the French government's 'department' number for the Côte d'Or.