2017 Le Rocher des Violettes Montlouis-sur-Loire Petillant Originel
A fabulously original Pet Nat (Petillant Naturel) made with 100% Chenin Blanc. The production method of 'méthode ancestrale' used to make a Pet Nat actually pre-dates the 'methode tradiionelle' of Champagne and Cremant ! The resulting wine is a super fresh dry sparkling with a fine mousse. We love it!
The must is fermented at low temperatures 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. There is no dosage at disgorgement.