Domaine Jousset 'Exile' Rosé Pétillant
Vin de France, Loire Valley, France
'Exile' Rosé Pétillant by Lise & Bertrand Jousset is a springtime, feminine Pet Nat with aromas of tangy red fruits and flowers. Bubbles releasing the effervescence of a simple but deep pleasure. A bottle to share with friends, uninhibiting smiles! Their vines are between 5 and 100 years old, which they cultivate with conviction. Those of having living soils with real microbial activity; as well as a balanced plant and animal life in the plots.
- Loire Valley
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Bertrand Jousset's winegrowing venture began when he
joined a viticulture program after a stint in the military. Lise
grew up on a dairy farm south of Nantes and came to wine
as waitstaff in the UK and France, then as a sommelier in
Paris. Aspiring vignerons, the two moved to the left bank of
the Loire for the freedom and reasonable cost of land that
Touraine had to offer. Their goal was to grow the best
Chenin Blanc possible.
Their vines range from 30 to 130 years for the oldest vines.
Respect for nature has led the Joussets to exclude
chemicals in favour of the balance of biological diversity
down to the microscopic level. Their core belief in making
an original wine is the necessity of living soils with high
microbial activity, a ‘living’ vine, and a balanced life
between plants and animals in all of the domain's parcels.
The Joussets believe that 95% of wine comes from the
vineyard, but that the last 5% is still very crucial. Choices in
their winemaking process ensure that their wines while
falling into the category of ‘natural’ are without off odours
and flaws. Only the absolute minimum amount of sulphites
is used in the winemaking process, so nitrogen and carbon
dioxide are used to protect the wine during the final steps.
Their vines range from 30 to 130 years for the oldest vines. Respect for nature has led the Joussets to exclude chemicals in favour of the balance of biological diversity down to the microscopic level.