GERARD VILLET VIN MOUSSEAUX DE QUALITE BRUT
100% Chardonnay Extra-Brut sparking wine made in the Champagne method with no dosage. Organically farmed and vinified with indigenous yeast (like all of the Villet wines), this is clean, crisp and dry with Champagne-like lemony and yeasty notes, great for an aperitif or with food.
Wall Street Journal Recommeded "Great French Bubblies Beyond Champagne" (Aug 2017): "This all-Chardonnay wine from the Jura region is a “Crémant in everything but the name,” according to retailer Eben Lillie at Chambers Street Wines. A crisp, light, very dry méthode traditionelle wine." (08/2017)
About: Domaine Villet is a family estate located in the village of Arbois, in the Jura region of France. The domaine was established in 1900 and converted to organic viticulture in 1988, making them one of the first estates in the region to do so. Gérard Villet felt the results were better with organic agriculture, so he eliminated the use of chemical fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides, and synthetic fungicides, favoring the use of manure, compost and organic elements. Around the turn of the (21st) century, the only treatments used in the vineyard were copper (bouillie bordelaise) for mildew, and sulfur for oïdium. Since then, they have been minimizing the use of the copper and sulfur in the vineyard and relying instead on plant extracts, such as tea nettle, prêle (horsetail), willows, dandelions, and the like. Gérard believes firmly that vignerons must be working in the vines throughout the year in order to be attentive to the health of the vines and to reduce risks. He lets natural grasses grow but tills to limit proliferation. He only uses natural yeast in vinification, as he feels yeasts that are introduced are standardized and lead to a uniformity of taste, whereas natural yeasts allow the terroir to be fully expressed. Sulfur is used in moderation (typically 20 mg per liter added at bottling to cover transport). (Importer)
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