$23 / $131.10 / $234.60
A brilliant pale yellow color, this cremant is defined by tiny, spirited bubbles that burst throughout your tongue upon the initial sip. The nose is subtly perfumed and elegant, with spring floral notes and hints of freshly-baked brioche. The floral aromas continue into the palate, with a whipped mousse mouthfeel that is harmonized with the lively effervescence that doesn’t dissipate quickly, as revealed in the delightfully long finish. Domaine Pignier was founded during the 13th century by monks of Chartreux. Their cellar and vineyards were sold to the Pignier family as national property in 1794. Today’s 37-acre vineyard still covers the slopes of Montaigu in the tiny Côtes du Jura appellation. In keeping with the estate’s philosophy, the vineyard is cultivated bio-dynamically, and the wines age in oak barrels in the 700-year-old cellar. The perfect Mother’s Day brunch wine, you’ll want to buy at least a case of this. Pair with shellfish or seasonally fresh fruit salads. But if you’re like us, the bottle will be consumed much too fast before you realize that you could have had it with food.