Albert de Conti | "Petillant Naturel"
Natural wine has no uniform definition. It is a general term used to describe artisanal wine made using organically and/or biodynamically grown hand-picked grapes which are vinified with little or no intervention. Winemakers often rely on indigenous yeast to catalyse natural fermentation, avoiding the use of any chemicals, additives or sulphites.
The result is wine which is alive, energetic, vibrant and unexpected – a welcomed contrast to the industrial practices of the wine industry.
Name of Estate/Domaine:
Château Tour des Gendres
A fresh and fruity sparkling wine with low alcohol, light sweetness and a delicious refreshing taste.
*Natural wines are suitable for Vegans & Vegetarians
Country & Region
France - South West France - Bergerac AOC
A blend of Sauvignon Blanc & Chenin Blanc
The terroir is a complex mosaic of soil types, principally clay-limestone with some stones, and sand and silt in some areas. The limestone in this part of the South-West of France is called ‘Molasses’, which is a soft stone, made from limestone and which containing organic matter such as fossils of pre-historic sea creatures and shellfish.
Vines are planted in three different zones, and Guillaume de Conti explains that there are different expositions within each zone, so there are multiple expositions for these Sauvignon vines. All vines are cut with the Guyot Simple cut.
Fermented in stainless steel
Basic temperature ferment
Second fermentation in bottle (bottles left upright for secondary fermentation)
No sulphur added at any stage of production
Ideal as an aperitif