Based in Montigny les Arsures, widely known as the home of Trousseau, the Gahier family has been in the Jura since 1525. Sometimes known as the protegée of famed Jura producer Jacques Puffeney, it is clear after just a few exchanges that Michel Gahier was a singular winemaker in his own right. Throughout his 35+ vintages, Gahier's philosophy remains the same: nothing added, and nothing taken away. He harvests and vinifies all wines parcel by parcel. Each wine ultimately is derived exclusively from a single vineyard site. The white wines are layered and complex while his reds are fresh, mineral driven, and energetic.
What importer Rosenthal Wine Merchant has to say about this wine...
Gahier Cremant du Jura: 100% Chardonnay aged 12 months on the lees before being disgorged and bottled without dosage. Firm and mineral, with laser sharp acidity, and slight bitter note of toasted almond. Like the rest of the wines at Gahier, production is quite small. We typically have access to about 40 cases a year.
Crisp , Elegant , Minerally