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Xavier Weisskopf, Le Rocher des Violettes

We are excited to add our first "Pét-Nat" (Pétillant Naturel) to our range. Despite being a relatively new sparkling to the market, the méthode ancestrale actually pre-dates Champagne. The must is fermented at low temperatures in stainless steel tanks. The wine is then bottled during the primary fermentation while still containing 14 grams of residual sugar. It continues to ferment in bottle while releasing carbon dioxide. The bottles rest 28 months on lees.They have no dosage at disgorgement. The resulting wine is dry, chalky and saline with a fine mousse. 2014 Montlouis sur Loire Blanc "Pétillant Originel"

The "Touche Mitaine" comes from a 4-hectare parcel located on the slopes of Saint Martin le Beau. The terroir is 1.5m of clay/silex stones before hitting pure chalk. 75% of the wine is vinified in old oak and 25% in stainless steel. 2017 Montlouis sur Loire Blanc "Touche Mitaine"

Another first to our portfolio is an old vine "Côt" (Malbec) from a single parcel of 1 hectare on sandy clay soils. The vines are an average age of 80 years old with the oldest plantings dating back to 1891. 50% of the wine is made by whole cluster fermentation and are aged in large oak barrels for 14 months. 2015 Côt Vieilles Vignes, Touraine AOC

 

 


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