A delightful Pet Nat using the Melon de Bourgogne grape (used in Muscadet.) The nose has brioche, honey and apricot fruit. The palate is toasty and fruity with ots of stone fruit, ripe apple, pear and popcorn. It's dry, but there's a slight sweetness and a balancing acidity. Fab, easy drinking fizz.
Vincent has the brightness of eye and jaunty sweater we like in our winemakers. His passion is uncontained and the wines he produces show this, and indeed the level of complexity that the Gneiss and Gabbro soils of the region can produce. He uses lees ageing, large vessels, extended ageing in tank and barrel, and of course he is organic; moving to biodynamic. He is located in Monnieres in the heart of Sèvre et Maine and has a vast array of vineyard locations covering 26 hectares. He has amassed some of the finest vineyards in the region, by careful buying and selling, and now reckons he has the perfect combination of terroirs. Gorges is from the Cru which lies on Gabbro soil from old vines. This is a pure, stainless steel aged cuvée with real depth and charm.
This wine is a blend of 90% Melon de Bourgogne, 10% Côt. Made with the Methode Ancestrale. A natural co-fermentation is started in tank, after which it is bottled and the fermentation continues in the bottle. This is very much in a Brut style (RS is 5gr/ ltr) the wine has a golden hue and a refreshing palate.