Refreshing fun and energetic pet nat that is made in tiny quantities. This wine almost has cult status no and the hoards wait every year for its release so we are super happy the time is upon us. Fermented with native yeasts, unfiltered and unfined, no additional sulphites. Grab it whilst you can.
Notes on the producer
Jean Maupertuis tends 3.8 hectares of vines in the commune of Saint-Georges-sur-Allier and La Roche Noir. He works principally with a local version of Gamay referred to as “Gamay d’Auvergne”, but also owns a little bit of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and a tiny amount of Noirfleurien, an ancient local varietal found only in his neighbouring village of Mirefleurs. Most of his vines are on the venerable side, ranging from 40 to 100 + years.
Jean doesn’t use chemical fertilizers, insecticides or herbicides in the vineyard, preferring to work his soils and develop their indigenous microflora. Everything is hand harvested and manually sorted before reaching the cellar. Most of the wines are vinified through carbonic maceration, which permits him to avoid adding sulphur at bottling.