In the beginning when you pop the crown seal, the wine appears quite tight. It opens up after about 10 minutes, and continues to relax and reveal itself in the glass. On the nose, the fruit is reserved and sits in the background - it feels more steely and mineral. Definite schist imprint, with salts, little red berries, and pink flowers that start to blossom with time. On the palate, the fruit is more apparent - pink grapefruit, strawberry and raspberry. It has a nice tartness with an ultra-fine savoury edge. It's very dry, clean, and ultimately refreshing. The bubbles are quite strong and persistent, rather than soft and foamy. No noticeable sugar whatsoever, just lightly sweet and tart fruits that intermingle nicely.
It's crisp and easy to drink, and makes for a great aperitif. If you prefer a dry style sparkling, rather than sweet, then go for this.
It is a blend of Gamay with a small amount of Grolleau. All fruit is organic, and is grown on schist. The grapes are pressed directly, with fermentation commencing in tank. The wine is then transferred to bottle, where it continues to ferment. Disgorgement took place after about 7 months, in the Spring of 2020. No sulfur is used at any stage.