Clean, bright and flavoursome Pet Nat from the Loire Valley. Made from 100% Gamay farmed sustainably and attentively. Most Pet Nat's are rather simple and made as a cash-cow for wineries that need money fast and early after vintage, but Jousset is different. Lise and Bertrand make these wines each year for the purpose of making the best Pet Nat they can with what they have. This means leaving the bottles on lees for an extended time, plus disgorging it prior to release to keep it clean, focused and a precise expression. Bubbly brilliance! - Chris L
Since 2004, Lise and Bertrand are wine growers in the golden centre of France's Loire Valley, in the spiritual home of Chenin Blanc, across the river from Vouvray. According to the Jousset philosophy, great wine is made only in the vineyard. Once they have achieved the considerable task of growing perfect fruit containing the essence of the place where it is grown, work in the cellar is reduced to merely patient observation and a guiding hand.
With this in mind, Lise and Bertrand spend all of their time in the fields, using organic and biodynamic methods and horse plowing, encouraging the vines to express the purity of place. Wines are thus vinified with zero oenological interventions, simply very low doses of SO2 where required. Of particular interest is Lise and Bertrand's passion for Natural Sparkling Wines (Ancestral Method, or 'Pet Nat " in France). - Importer Note
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