Pétillant Naturel Rosé "Exilé", Jousset
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Pétillant Naturel Rosé "Exilé", Jousset - 2018

Item # 41495 750mL
$24.96/ Single Bottle
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$299.52 $284.54/ Case of 12
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Wine made from grapes grown organically using natural composting techniques and special preparations of herbal sprays while following the astronomical calendar.

Tasting Notes

A Pet Nat made from 40 year old Gamay vines planted in clay and chalk soils. Simply luscious on the palate with lively, red-berried flavors. Fermentation was started in older, large barrels and then finished in bottle. Lise and Bertrand Jousset moved to the Loire in 2003 seeking the freedom and reasonable cost of land that Touraine afforded to aspiring vignerons. Pétillant Naturels are sparkling wines that finished their fermenation in bottle resulting in a cloudy wine due to the spent yeast.

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Staff Pick Notes

Allow me to say that this pet nat is the only way I would like to be “exiled” if that were ever the case. Lise and Bertrand Jousset have been managing 11 hectares in Montlouis sur Loire et Touraine for over a decade with the mission as vignerions to create wines for every occasion. Vineyards are spread across 25 parcels with ages ranging from 30 to 130 years old. This rose pet nat comes from Gamay vines planted in 1976 from limestone and clayey-flint soils that are hand harvested. Fermented in neutral barrels using indigenous yeasts, this shows a touch off-dry in the best way. Soft aromas of strawberry banana cream and clean grapefruit, this ruby hued beauty sports zippy acidity with flavors of tart strawberry and cherry yogurt with minerality displayed in spades.


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