(Life’s) Better With Bubbles!
Château Tour Des Gendres, Pétillant Naturel – Bergerac, South West of France
Sauvignon/Chenin – Organic certified
A fresh and fruity sparkling wine with low alcohol, light sweetness and a delicious refreshing taste.
Testalonga, El Bandito Pet Nat “I Am The Ninja” – Swartland, South Africa
100% Chenin Blanc
After travelling extensively in Portugal and Austria learning his craft Craig Hawkins returned to South Africa and became the winemaker at top Swartland estate Lammershoek. Craig now makes his own wines from various small, organic vineyard sites in Swartland and makes his wine naturally, with as little intervention as possible. A light, fine, creamy fizz, offering super fresh fruit flavours of green apple and white pear.
Recaredo, Corpinnat “Intens” Rosat Brut Nature – Barcelona, Spain
86% Monastrell, 14% Garnacha – Biodynamic certified
The nose has lively aromas of red fruit, particularly strawberries and redcurrants, alongside notes of aromatic herbs, flowers and spices. In the background there is a touch of liquorice and a mineral hint. The palate is dry and gently tart, with notes of wild berries, Mediterranean herbs and hints of violets and spices.
Domaine Les Hautes Terres, Crémant de Limoux, Cuvée Joséphine - Languedoc-Roussillon, France
70% Chardonnay, 25% Chenin Blanc, 5% Mauzac – Organic certified
Beautiful sparkling golden colour with yellow/grey reflections and fine and regular bubbles. The nose is seductive; fresh and mineral with pear, apple, dried fruits, white flowers, lime, and pink grapefruit. On the palate the wine has an intense attack, but is elegant with fine bubbles.
Bellenda, Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore – Veneto, Italy
Luminous and sparkling, with a dense, continuous bead of pin-point bubbles. The bouquet is delicate and fragrant, the palate savoury with a fine vein of minerality, and the finish concludes with a tasty tang of crisp walnut husk.
Loxarel, Pet Nat “A Pèl” Ancestral – Barcelona, Spain
100% Xarel.lo – Biodynamic certified
Scents of white blossom, honey, quince and musk. It has a soft mouthfeel with a gentle mousse, behind which ripe apples and mandarin fruits are present. The wine has good acidity with a refreshing salty element and good concentration.