Domaine des Hauts-Baigneux "Spontané" 2018
Equal parts Sémillon, Loin de l'oeil, & Mauzac. All Hauts-Baigneux wines are superb buys in the natural, minimal-intervention wine category. This sparkling wine is a methode ancestrale (or pet-nat) from clay-silty and clay-limestone soils in the Azay-le-Rideau of Southwest Loire. The wine is fermented on natural yeasts in concrete tanks and aged 6 months in bottle. The winemakers focus on the character of the land and ecologically preserving it. The vineyard is certified organic. “The duo of Philippe Mesnier and Nicolas Grobois prove that there continues to be incredible, underexploited terroir across France, and that of Azay-le-Rideau is particularly versatile in their hands.” - Josh Adler, Paris Wine Company. About 2,000 cases were produced.