Natural Born Fizzers - 6 Bottle Case
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We have fallen in love with pét-nat over the last 4 years. Don't just think 'hipster bubbles' when you hear the words natural sparkling or pét-nat. A zeitgeisty embrace, maybe, but for a reason – you'll never find natural wine a mass-market phenomenon. These are high-quality wines defined by nature. Their informal appearance lacks pretension, ruling them out of the homogeneity required for supermarket shelves—some welcome diversity in the world of wine.
No matter how on-trend, natural sparkling is definitively old school. Hence, "méthode ancestrale" (made with the oldest known sparkling wine method). So enjoy this case of pure fermented juicy joy created by Mother Nature with the helping hands of our talented independent winemakers in Greece, Romania, Spain and France and see what all the fuss (and fizz) is about.
Kamara (Greece) Dimitrios Kioutsoukis, a chemical engineer that studied Oenology at the University of California at Davis, and his family are passionate about nature and have 11ha in northern Greece near Thessaloniki, an area well known from ancient times for its wines. Their wine is naturally fermented with indigenous yeasts, no oenological substances added and are bottled without filtration and no added sulfites.
1x Kamara Pure Pét Nat Rosé ‘Blooming Island’ 2019/20 – Oraiokastro (Organic, Biodynamic)
Xinomavro, Malagouzia, Assyrtiko
The story behind this wine is that one of Dimitrios's daughters wanted a sparkling wine for her wedding. It is entirely made by hand with fermentation in the bottle with the must of Xinomavro. The wine is not disgorged, making it slightly hazy with a coppery rose cast — a real gutsy wine, medium-bodied with tingling acidity and beautiful balance. A wild wine with notes of herbs, dry spice, sweet clementines and rising bread, all swirling around on fine, foamy bubbles.
1x Kamara Pure Orange Pet Nat ‘Blooming Mountain’ Pét Nat 2020 - Thessaloniki IGP (Organic, Biodynamic)
Serve cold (6-8 °C). A blend of Muscat (80%) and Moschofilero (20%). Ten days skin contact and into an amphora for 30 days, then fermenting of the must of Moschofilero. The Moschofilero is a traditional Greek variety, pink-skinned grape with a pleasant and distinctive flavour and balanced acidity. This wine ferments in bottle with remuage (riddling) for 3 weeks. Dimitrios does not disgorge, allowing the dead yeast to stay in bottle. Summer sun in colour with white flower and nectarine. The fruit sweetness is balanced with refreshing acidity.
Di Filippo (Italy) Emma and Roberto Di Filippo focus on organic and biodynamic farming and invest in local resources and people to create business for the local community.
1x Di Filippo ‘Malafemmena’ Pet Nat 2020 - Bianco dell’Umbria IGT (Italy)
Hand-harvested from Roberto Di Filippo’s biodynamic vines, once pressed it rests in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, before the must and natural yeast is put in bottle in spring, allowing for spontaneous fermentation. Pet Nat is short for Pétillant Naturel, meaning first fermentation in bottle and no second fermentation. Aer three months, fermentation ends producing a light sparkling wine with notes of pear, peach and brioche. Medium body and gutsy. A fun wine with structure and length.
Domaine Lise et Bertrand Jousset (France) As aspiring vignerons, Lise and Bertrand Jousset moved to the left bank of the Loire for the freedom and reasonable cost of land that Touraine had to offer. Respect for nature led them to exclude chemicals in favour of the balance of biological diversity and choices in their winemaking process ensures their wines categorise as natural without off odours and flaws.
1x Domaine Lise et Bertrand Jousset ‘Exilé Rosé Pétillant’- Vin de France (Organic, Biodynamic)
The Jousset’s, a young couple making highly sought-after wines from their domain in Montlouis-sur-Loire, purchased grapes from a similar quality organic and biodynamic vineyard of a befriended domain when their vineyards sadly experienced extensive hail damage. The Pét-Nat masters bottled these wines under the label aptly named ‘Exilé’, and ironically they are now taking the wine world by storm.
Exilé’ Rosé Pétillant is being referred to as a 'cult sparkling Gamay'. This luscious Pét-Nat has aromas of delicate yeast, sea salt, lilac and straw with a lively palate of fresh red berries, creamy pineapple and citrus peel. It is dry yet frothy with a lacey, chalky minerality and vibrant acidity. The finish is fabulously long. It is 100% Gamay from hand-harvested 40-year-old vines planted in clay and chalk soil.
Ramon Jané – Spain Winemaker Ramón Jané creates brilliant and soul-satisfying biodynamic wines in his home of Penedès, Spain. Mas Candi's philosophy is to push viticultural boundaries while ignoring market trends. The gift is high-quality wines with a distinct sense of place that everyone can enjoy.
1x Ramon Jané ‘Cap de Pardals’ Ancestral Rosé 2019 - Penedès DO (Organic, Biodynamic)
Method Ancestral. Spontaneous fermentation begins in stainless steel and then finishes in the bottle. Aged on lees in bottle for 18 months. No SO2 added. Hints of raspberries, strawberries, some citrus and cherry. Juicy with a crisp finish.
Domaines Landron (France) Jo Landron is one of Muscadet’s great winemakers. He follows the practice of biodynamics and.the use of chemical fungicides and other such methods is totally prohibited. Jo’s father, Pierre, established the estate at the end of World War II. Some of the vines planted then still provide grapes for Jo's wines today.
1x Jo Landron ‘Atmosphères’ NV - Vin Mousseux (Organic certification, Biodynamic methods)
Folle Blanche, Pinot Noir
A sparkling made from Folle Blanche (90%) and Pinot Noir (10%). Hand-harvested and made in the "Méthode Traditionelle." Fermentation is finished in the bottle; it spends 24 months on lees before disgorgement. The Pinot Noir gives the wine a little tinge of slight blush. Zesty, refreshing, mouth-watering acidity. Good complexity with white flower, citrus, and brioche goodness.
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