Pétillant Naturel Rosé "Éxilé", Jousset
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Pétillant Naturel Rosé "Éxilé", Jousset - 2022

Item # 41495 750mL

A Pét-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 fermentation in bottle resulting in a cloudy wine due to the spent yeast.

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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.

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Allow me to say that this Pèt-nat is the only way I would like to be exiled. Lise and Bertrand Jousset have been managing 11 hectares in Montlouis-sur-Loire in Touraine for over a decade with the mission as vignerons to create wines for every occasion. Their vineyards are spread across 25 parcels that are between 30 to 130 years old. This rose Pèt-nat is 100% Gamay, from hand-harvested vines that were planted in 1976 in limestone and clay-flint soils. It’s then fermented in neutral barrels using indigenous yeasts, which allows for a touch off-dry in the best way. With 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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