Champagne Jean Josselin Cuvée des Jean Extra Brut, A Gye Sur Seine, France

The Josselin family have been winegrowers for generations, acquiring their first vineyard in 1854 on the land abutting Gyé sur Seine, a champagne village crossed by the Seine River. Starting with some parcels inherited from his parents, Jean Josselin labored hard and built his vineyards among the best hillsides of the region, replete with evocative names: Beauregard, Davasgné, Cosvigne. In 1957, the great champagne adventure began, when he created his own brand: Champagne Jean Josselin. “We cultivate the three main varietals of champagne, in a continental climate on soils of clay and limestone, allowing us to create elegant and fruity champagnes. In particular, the Pinot Noir vines find all the key elements conducive to their good development in our clay/limestone soil from the Kimmeridgian period. It allows the Pinot Noir grown on this soil to best express its fruitiness, finesse, and delicacy.” By vinifying each parcel separately, we build a deep knowledge of our parcels over the years. It’s a long and exacting task, requiring attention at all times. A champagne made only from black grapes: Pinot Noir, the most expressive varietal of our region. The blend is made up of the 2015 and 2016 harvests. Vinificataion: Complete malolactic fermentation, 3 extractions and one filtration carried out before bottling. Appealing white fruit on the nose. Fresh, delightful palate, leaving a pleasant lightness.