Grape Variety: Gamay, Côt (Malbec), Cabernet Franc, Pineau d'Aunis
Producer: Les Capriades (Pascal Potaire & Moses Gadouche)
Region: Loire, France
Wild Scale: 4/5
Vegan friendly wine
Winemaking: Grapes from 40-70 year old vines were hand harvested and underwent fermentation with indigenous yeast. Ancestral method (pet nat) winemaking techniques were used. No added sulphur.
This Wine: A sparkling rosé pet nat with loads of red fruit but balanced out nicely with some savoury notes. Delicate bubbles, high acidity, low alcohol and a mineral edge make for an easy drinking wine that goes down quickly!
Notes on the Winemaker: Les Capriades is the project of Pascal Potaire and Moses Gadouche who produce only ancestral method sparkling wine (Pets Nats) from grapes grown by them or sourced from other farmers around the Loire Valley. We first tried one in Paris a few years ago and haven't found many Pet Nats that can compete! Full of class and character. They page huge attention to detail and disgorge every bottle by hand.