100% SOUVIGNIER GRIS
Clay-limestone, sandstone slab in the subsoil and
rolled pebbles on the surface. The parcel is on the edge of
Minervois and Corbieres appellations in the Languedoc region
of France - at an altitude of 843 feet.
''Vivant'' = ''Alive'' in English is a Pétillant
Naturel, which means, it follows the ''méthode ancestrale''
without intervention / addition of any sort in the winemaking;
No use of pesticides, insecticides, chemicals, nor sulfites. Most
of the work is done in the vineyard to make sure the double
fermentation will happen naturally. After the early morning
harvest and the pressing, the first fermentation (alcolic
fermentation) happens in large vats - When the wine reaches
10 degres alcohol with 21,2 gramms of sugar remaining - we
bottle it and the second fermentation starts in an anaerobic
environment (withouth oxygen) - the remaining sugar will
entirely be transformed (there is no RS) into an additonnal
1,5% alcohol + 4,1 bar of pressure which makes the wine
sparkling naturally - at that point the yeasts are asleep so the
wine remains ''Alive''
''Vivant'' displays note of Verbena and
Jasmin flowers as well as some white peach notes by the
nose. In the palate the wine has moderate acidity level and is
very mouthfilling with a touch of resfreshing dry bitterness
toward the end with a menthol / peppermint ''retro-olfaction''
Fried chicken tenders or fried calamari would be
ideal to be paired with ''Vivant''.
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