Étienne’s chardonnay based Crémant is a slightly more complex sparkling wine, sourced once again from low-yielding vines at high altitude (450m) which helps to preserve freshness and cut. Wild yeast fermentation in old demi-muids is followed by 6 months ageing in the same demi-muids, the wine is then being bottled off for the secondary fermentation and 12 months ageing on the lees. Disgorged with zero dosage. One of our stock favourite Cremant's that is always a pleausre to drink.
Notes on the producer
Prior to 2011, in his early twenties, Étienne Fort used to sell the high-quality grapes from his family's property, the Château St Salvadou, to the local co-op where they ended up in a generic sparkling wine.
With 11ha of older vines in deep limestone-clay soils located at 450m altitude (the highest blocks of vines in the appellation), Étienne knew that the fruit he was giving away was a cut above, and so he decided to produce his first domaine bottled Crémant and Blanquette de Limoux in 2013. Inspired by great Champagnes, all farming is respectful of his exceptional terroir and the fruit is harvested manually.