2020 'I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles' Pet Nat
So well balanced and artfully blended, this fizz. Doesn't take itself too seriously, yet still makes you stop for a moment to contemplate the jazz playing out in your mouth. Lots of fruit flavours, and tonnes of texture. Grapes were hand harvested from biodynamic vineyards in the Loire (90% Melon de B and 10% Gamay) before undergoing indigenous yeast fermentation at low temps and no filtration or sulphites.
Winemaker Patrice Béguet, originally from the Jura, left home for a jaunt as an IT consultant in Paris. As is the case, city life never quite stuck, and the call back to home led him and his wife Caroline Hughes back to the Jura. They purchased heritage vineyards on great terroir, and set up a small winery under their house in Mesnay. They own 4.5 hectares of vineyard in the AOC Arbois appellation at over 300metres above sea level, including one of the most coveted slopes of Arbois. Coveted in the Jura is a big deal in the natural wine game! The pair make unbelievably exciting wines, each one full of twists and turns.