Chateau Brouillet "Splash" Petillant Naturel NV - Southwest France, France
Varietals: 100% Semillon
Zesty lemon and lime aromas at first with a touch of cut grass and plenty of fizz.
Grapes are destemmed and direct pressed into stainless steel tanks where they ferment at a cold temperature for about 1 month. The wine is transferred to bottle just before fermentation is complete to finish fermenting in bottle as a pet-nat. The wine is not disgorged and has zero sulfur added.
Chateau Barouillet has been a family business going back at least 8 generations. Vincent Alexis works alongside his father and grandfather to cultivate the land and has pushed the winery into Organic viticulture, starting to convert the soil in 2010 and fully converting all the vineyards by 2014. The domaine controls 45 hectares of vines throughout Monbazzillac, Bergerac Pécharmant, and Cotes de Bergerac.