Bertin Delatte - 'Pop Sec' Vin de France Pétillant Naturel 2014
This product is currently sold out.
Pétillant naturel describes sparkling wine made by méthode ancestrale—the traditional method—where winemakers leave the natural sugars from the grapes and let them ferment against the wild yeasts; the carbon dioxide produced from this then gives the wine a natural effervesence, which is sealed and captured.
This is 100% Chenin Blanc with a minimum 1 year "sur latte". Afterwards, the bottles are disgorged manually and topped off with the same base wine during the winter months. In 2014 there was a bit of residual sugar, while 2015 (which will arrive before December), will be dry.
We received this wine months ago and have exclusively allocated our stock for Belon in SOHO, but will put 6 bottles online for anyone who wants to try one of the best pet-nats in France.
Annual Production: Less than 1,000
Blend: 100% Chenin Blanc
Terroir: Clay and Schist soil
Winemaking: Méthode ancestrale
Disgorgement Date: December 2015
Drinking Window: 2016-2018
Nicolas and Genevieve have a 3-hectare organic domaine near Rablay-sur-Layon. If that town’s name rings a bell it’s because together with neighbors and similarly tiny domaines GarOvin and Vins Hodgson, this Angevin crew is making some of the Loire’s most exciting wines. You may know Bertin-Delatte’s still white, L’Echalier; they make natural wines that appeal to Somms in Michelin-starred restaurants as much as the local crunchy granola types who shop at the cooperative grocery in Rablay Sur Layon.