Pétillant Naturel Rosé | William Chris Vineyards
Pétillant Naturel translates to “naturally sparkling” and uses one of the oldest known methods for making wine called Mèthode Ancestrale. Winemakers stop the first fermentation process before it has completed and then bottle the wine, enclosing it with a crown cap to follow tradition. It then continues to undergo fermentation after its bottled, which traps the carbon dioxide bubbles (a result of fermentation) inside the wine.
This wine is unique in many ways in that it is bubbly, often cloudy, and bottle variance is an apparent characteristic. This year’s vintage was based around Sangiovese and Mourvèdre, alongside new additions of Cinsault and Trebbiano.
Pairs exceptionally with a salty charcuterie spread, raw oysters, thai foods, chorizo and lobster.