Pét-Nat Chenin Blanc 2017
A Wine That
shows the serious side of pét-nat. Often, this natural sparkling wine style is seen as a fun, refreshing, picnic-in-a-park kinda wine, but Alexandre ages this for a whopping three years. This means it's super complex - croissant dough, lemon peel and almond fakes. Get ready to lose yourself in this bottle!
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- Winemaker: Alexandre Giquel
Where and How?
This is organically farmed Chenin Blanc from the Loire, grown on silex soils.
The wine is fermented naturally, and finishes fermenting in bottle, à la pét-nat. To add additional complexity (naturally), the wines was aged for a further three years, allowing it to develop complex tertiary aromas and flavours.
The Winemaker: Alexandre Giquel
This young man was on track to become an accountant, but while bookkeeping for a winery, he realised the vines themselves held more appeal than the keyboard. But studying wine itself wasn’t enough; realising very little was taught about organics on his traditional wine course, he decided to seek natural alternatives to conventional viticulture.
So, he did some research, and took a course in animal management. In turn, this led him to develop a particular fondness for plough horses, and last year he bought his own mare.
This is true artisan vineyard management: in fact, Alexandre doesn’t even know how to drive a tractor.