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  1. CHATEAU PIERRE BISE BRUT NATURE CREMANT LOIRE

    Item #: i_379543
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    A bold sparkling wine, featuring warm notes of toasted hazelnut and walnut mixed with red apple, Anjou pear and ginger flavors. Displays enough tension for balance through the broad finish.
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  2. HUET 2014 VOUVRAY PETILLANT

    Item #: i_374618
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Fans of Vouvray will need no introduction to Domaine Huet, as this biodynamically-farmed estate is probably the most famed and highly regarded producer in the region. While best known for their still wines, Huet's sparkling wines are also stellar. The bubbles for this all-Chenin Blanc fizz were created with a variation of the methode ancestrale - where the wine is bottled before the first fermentation is finished. This technique results in a more gentle effervescence with a pressure of four atmospheres vs. six for Champagne. Winemaker Noel Pinquet (now retired) aged this 2007 for four years on the yeast prior to disgorgement. After the yeast was removed, Noel added a dosage of still Demi-Sec Vouvray to create a "medium" Brut with 10gr/l of residual sugar. The result is a straw yellow bubbly with the thinnest imaginable strands of bubbles that lift aromas of meadow flowers, biscuits and ripe pears. The pear notions carry over to the palate where they are complemented with flavors of dough, honey and nectarines while inflections of minerals and lemon curd linger in the finish. This is a flat-out charmer that surpasses many famous Champagnes we could name in terms of elegance, flavor interest and value.
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  3. LE ROCHER DES VIOLETTES 17 PETILLANT MONLOUIS SUR LOIRE

    Item #: i_325711
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    Its great to find a handcrafted sparker like this that is both interesting (with a high geek coefficient) and easy on the wallet. Rocher des Violette is a stunningly distinctive bubbly made from organically farmed, old-vine Chenin Blanc grapes growing in the Touraine AC. What sets this fizz apart from the pack is its vivid sense of place, which is a direct result of proprietor Xavier Weisskopf’s Pétillant Originel methodology. Pétillant Originel is similar to pétillant naturel and méthode ancestrale, where a sparkling wine is created in the bottle with its native yeast and without any dosage (most Champagnes and Crémants are given designer yeast for their secondary fermentation and are bottled with a sweet dosage).
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  4. TAILLE AUX LOUPS BRUT NATURE PETILLANT TRIPLE ZERO JACKY BLOT, MONTLOUIS

    Item #: i_377561
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Vinous Media: 95 Points
    Decanter: 95 Points
    "All I wanted was to make a great sparkling wine...and my Triple Zero is a great sparkling wine. I think Chenin Blanc can make world-class sparkling wine, with no added sugar at any point, that is equal to great Champagne." - Jacky Blot

    When Jacky Blot started in 1988, the former wine merchant sought first-and-foremost to make a 'great sparkling wine.' He first began with a few hectares in the Loire Valley's Montlouis, because he thought it was a great terroir whose potential was not being exploited at the time. After the warm, ripe, banner vintages of 1989 and 1990, which were great for sweet wines, he encountered a string of incredibly challenging vintages-1991, which frost reduced to a total loss; 1992, a prolific, but complicated and difficult vintage that produced barely ripe fruit; and 1993, another notoriously tough vintage.

    Profoundly discouraged, and nearly ready to throw in the towel, Jacky Blot decided to undertake two experiments. And in hindsight, these were the two strokes of genius which made the domain what it is today. First, quite evolutionary at the time, he decided to produce totally dry wines from Chenin Blanc. Quite out of fashion at the time, the wines were at first tough to sell, but within a couple years things caught on, and the iconic dry Chenins from Jacky are now universally-regarded as some of the greatest wines in the world, often gaining the comparison to white Burgundy.

    The second experiment resulted in Jacky's first foray into sparkling wine. Can world-class sparkling wine be made, he wondered, without the addition of any sugar whatsoever? No liqueur de tirage, no dosage, just the natural sugar from the grapes-a petillant-naturel or 'pet-nat' as it's come to be called? The now-iconic petillant-naturel Triple Zero is the result, and the rest is history.

    Named for it's three zeros-zero chapitalization, zero liqeur de tirage, zero dosage-Jacky Blot's Triple Zero has become a veritable cult wine, generally-regarded as a peer to many of the finest (and substantially more expensive) wines in Champagne.

    We're currently offering it at the special price of $27.98, so get some now to enliven your quarantine!

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    DECANTER 95 POINTS - "Jacky Blot is acknowledged as a master of Chenin Blanc. The Triple Zero of this pet-nat refers to the zero chapitalisation, zero liqueur de tirage, and zero liqueur d'expedition. With a slow fermentation in old wood, this is a remarkable expression of Chenin Blanc with great depth."
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