An early harvest brings tight acidity which is balanced by an earthy biscuity edge. Lemon, green apple and wheat beer on the nose. On the palate, it’s round, richly textured and bursting with freshness.
Vincent Alexis is an eighth-generation winemaker and a rising star in the natural wine scene. He converted his fathers vineyard to organic in 2013. He makes wine from only traditionally permitted varieties. Currently 14 are planted with plans to expand. He doesn’t use a recipe to make wine but rather, as with the vine, he “adapts to each wine according to its terroir its vintage and its destiny.”
Vinification Method: Grapes are destemmed and direct pressed into stainless steel tanks where they ferment at a cold temperature for about 1 month. The wine is transferred to bottle just before fermentation is complete to finish fermenting in bottle as a pet-nat. The wine is not disgorged and has zero sulfur added.
Chateau Barouillet Splash 2018