Pierre and La Bouche Family "A la Volee" Brut Nature Zero Dosage Cremant de Limoux 2018 - Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Varietals: Chardonnay & Chenin Blanc
A brilliant gold color. Delicate and effervescent, with pleasant notes of candied fruit and toasted bread. Good structure and well balanced with a hint of bitters. Fresh, round and elegant.
This is a totally natural style of wine-making and secondary fermentation in the bottle just as in Champagne. There is zero sugar added at disgorgement, only white wine to top the bottles making it a Brut Nature and. Made with 50% Chardonnay + 50% Chenin Blanc grapes that are harvested by hand and transported from the vineyards in small crates to avoid damaging the clusters. Care is used to make sure the grapes arrive in perfect condition to avoid premature exposure of the juice to air. The grapes are destemmed and gently pressed and the juice allowed to settle. Fermentation takes place in stainless-steel under temperature control and lasts for about 6 weeks. The wine is then bottled for secondary fermentation and aging. After 18 months the bottles are disgorged and topped off with wine but no dosage liquor. It is Brut Nature, so only has 3 grams of natural residual sugar.