Pétillant Naturel "Les Valseuses" Chenin Blanc, Dom. de l'Oubliée
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Pétillant Naturel "Les Valseuses" Chenin Blanc, Dom. de l'Oubliée - 2020

Item # 42353 750mL

Domaine de L'Oubliée, is Xavier Courant's 7 ha estate in the commune of Saint-Patrice. This Pét-Nat is made from his small parcel of Chenin Blanc planted in clay, flint and limestone soils. All of Xavier's wines are named after films from Bertrand Blier. Les Valseuses, or "the dancers", is a reference to the playful character of the bubbles on the palate.

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Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard. Certified in the country of origin.


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Chenin is a beautiful grape because of the variety of its manifestations. Combined with bubbles, it can reveal a singular quaffing experience. Xavier Courant gives us this rendition showing a deep golden hue, aromas of honeysuckle, and flavors of beeswax and melon. No sulfur is added, it’s fermented with ambient yeasts, and it's farmed using biodynamic methods. You might find this wine to be gone before you’ve had enough.

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Loire

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Chenin Blanc

A versatile grape that is grown worldwide, but is most commonly associated with the Loire, California, Australia, South Africa, and New Zealand. It produces just about any type of wine you can think of: ageworthy dessert wines; delicious, honeyed dry whites; sparklers; and even bases for fortified wines and spirits. These days, one of the most exciting stories is in South Africa, where newly adopted winemaking technologies have helped a dedicated group of producers to bring the country's dry...

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