Drink it and weep, Champagne!

Sunday, December 1st, 2013

[In song] On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me a sparkling wine from Aldi…

Philippe Michel Crémant de Jura Chardonnay 2011; it’s from Aldi, it’s a Chardonnay and it’s not Champagne. It may not be sounding very festive so far but believe me French regional sparkling wine is on the up, as is Chardonnay. This budget busting bubbly is from Jura, a little known appellation to the East of Beaune in France near to the Swizz boarder. It’s produced using the same method as Champagne, using the same white grape as Champagne but is only £6.99. It’s lighter in style in terms of depth and complexity than any half decent Champagne and the same can be said for my other favourite French regional bubbly Crémant de Bourgogne. But it’s £6.99, packaged reassuringly well, it tastes fresh and citrusy with crisp apple and pear flavours and seems ever so slightly off dry. Serve it as an aperitif, with chicken (or turkey..!) nuts and Comté cheese (which is from the region). Did I mention it was only £6.99.

Drink it and weep, Champagne!
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