It's starting to feel good, the sun is already tickling our faces and taunting us guilt-free during the day until we give in after work... we feel like going for a drink!
Yes, but what are we drinking anyway? Do we rely on the traditional after-work beer to break the eternal metro-work-asleep system by adding the aperitif or do we innovate? By innovate, I mean to forget the spritz or the rosé. Wouldn't we try something more festive? A natural sparkling wine for example?
Let's go back to the basics so that we are a little more in phase, it's an ancestral method that is quite simple in the end.
The grapes are picked and pressed, the juice will start an alcoholic fermentation. Having reached a certain quantity of residual sugars, the fermentation is stopped by the cold.
Then in the spring, the juice is bottled where it will resume and finish the fermentation.
So when we take stock, we have juice, yeast and residual sugar. Wouldn't we be on a little nugget there?
Well yes a little, because if there is indeed a method which symbolizes the commitment of a craftsman on the search for the natural product, that could quite be the natural sparkling, finally, you will hear it, one leans rather quickly on "Pet'Nat"".
In addition to pet'nat we have a lot of fun, from syrah to chenin and other grape varieties that we love, clearly, the choice is wide.
The Buddy Bubble
What is also interesting is its price, which is quite affordable. It won't be like a typical aromatic champagne, but the bubble side will always have a festive touch !
And since it's accessible, let's face it, we won't hesitate twice to choose a little fart'nat. Whether it's just for a dinner for two or just to celebrate with friends, it will often be unanimously agreed upon.
So wouldn't we put aside the nonsense of the rosé-pamp genre and go and see our local wine shop (or Les Grappes ;)) to discover this affordable but above all ancestral effervescence, because vintage is chic !
The Pet'Nat selection of Les Grappes!
Domaine Les quatre
Domaine de la Piffaudière
Red Head Mansion
Pauline Roger for Les Grappes.