G&V club picks - 3 Bottle Heatwave Edition
Domaine sebastien brunet 100% petillant naturel grolleau
From .6 hectares of 55 year old vines of grolleau and gamay vines planted in flint-clay soils, the vines are planted with vegetation between them and treated with organic practices only. The grapes are hand-harvested between september and october, not de-stemmed and go directly to pressing. The grapes are then moved to stainless steel tanks where spontaneous fermentation begins with indigenous yeasts lasting three weeks without temperature control. Allowed to rest in tank for approximately two months and unfiltered. Upon disgorging the wine is given minuscule amounts of so2
Sebastien david lisounette rose
Another 15th generation winemaker, sebastien david manages his 15-hectare estate in saint-nicolas-de-bourgueil, where the david family has been making wine, always from cabernet franc, since 1634. They call him ‘hurluberlu’, which roughly translates as “eccentric man who looks at stars to farm” – and sebastien is that crazy man who follows biodynamic practices (many involving the moon) and works super naturally, with no additions (not even so2), and no fining/filtering. ‘lisounette’ is his first rosé, and he knocked it out of the park.
Tasting notes: savory, salty, bone-dry with watermelon and spicy cherry notes, this is a happy spring wine to drink now, properly chilled, with great abandon, on your deck, in your backyard, during those virtual happy hour sessions.
Finca casa balaguer alicante tragolargo moscatel malvasia
Golden in colour with aromas of orange blossom and fennel with some delicate floral notes. This medium body wine has a delicious acidity and freshness, as well as the array of aromas and flavours of white and citrus fruits, rich honey and mineral tones with a long and elegant finish.
Producer: finca casa balaguer
Origin: alicante, levant , spain
Grapes: moscatel and malvasia
Alcohol: 12% abv
Style: medium body aromatic white
Bottle size: 750ml
Winemaking: 1 month of skin contact, fermentated in stainless steel vats with indigenous yeast, unfiltred and unfined
Notes: light skin contact, organic, natural