A deep pink sparkling rosé. This is a delightfully fruity and refreshing fizz. The bubbles are fine and bright. The aromas are intense fresh red fruit, with a hint of boiled sweets. Soft and pleasant on the palate.
Organic Gamay grapes are harvested by hand. The fermentation starts in tank with yeasts that form naturally on the grape skins. The fermentation is prematurely stopped by cooling the must, which is then bottled. The fermentation completes in the bottle, giving a natural fizz.
This is known as Petillant Naturel or "Pet Nat", made using the Ancestral Method. Developed in the 16th century, this is the oldest way of making sparkling wine, and is the result of a single, continuous fermentation. What this means is that fermenting juice is bottled while it is still fermenting, i.e. while the yeast is still consuming the grape sugars in the juice. This results in the fermentation then continuing inside the bottle; trapping CO2 in the process, which is given off by the yeast.
Ideal as an aperitif, or add a few drops of blackcurrant, raspberry or elderberry liquer for a exciting take on a Kir Royale. It would also pair nicely with fruit desserts.