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Pétillant Originel

Le Rocher des Violettes

Pétillant Originel Bottle
Appellation
Montlouis
Variety
Chenin Blanc
Age of Vines
10
Farming
Certified organic (ECOCERT)
Soil
Clay limestone
Altitude
75 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, gentle pressing, natural yeast fermentation at low temperature in stainless steel tanks, bottled after 2 month to finish fermentation in bottle
Aging
28 months sur latte before disgorgement, no dosage

Overview

Xavier’s sparkling wine comes from Le Moulin, a parcel of 10-year-old vines of Chenin Blanc planted on clay-limestone soils. After pressing, it is fermented in stainless steel tanks at a low temperature for 2 months, then bottled. Hence, fermentation finishes in the bottle, thereby providing bubbles without using cultured yeasts for secondary fermentation. The wine is then aged sur latte for 28 months before being disgorged – making for a dry, single parcel, 100% indigenous yeast sparkling wine.

Ratings & Reviews

92

2015 Pétillant Originel

Source: VM

Loire, France
  • Location
    Loire, France
  • Appellation
    Montlouis
  • Proprietor
    Xavier Weisskopf
  • Winemaker
    Xavier Weisskopf
  • Size / Elevation
    17 hectares / 75-100 meters
  • Portfolio
    Jon-David Headrick Selections

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