Supernatural Wine Co. - 2018
Being naturally fermented in bottle, sediment will remain. Chill and carefully invert bottle before opening to enjoy cloudy. You will be rewarded with pear, ginger, lemon zest and biscuity aromas followed by a soft and creamy mousse on the palate with lime marmalade and vanilla finishing with mandarin and mineral notes. Sealed with a crown cap. Strictly limited stock – only 90 bottles available in the UK!
‘Petillant Naturel’ is an ancient method of making sparkling wines (sometimes called methode ancestral). It produces bubbles by completing the first fermentation in the bottle – which is why the sediment is left in the final wine. The Champagne, or ‘traditional’ method is where the first fermentation is completed before the wine is put into bottle, then sugar and yeast are added to create a second fermentation.
Recommended by Stephen Wong MW – ‘The bubbles create a sense of creaminess and softness to the otherwise honeyed, crisp palate. Just off-dry, it combines a crisp cucumber/chalky phenolic with an intense, fleshy and juicy mid-palate of honeyed baked apples and quince. Generous and grainy in parts, it is certainly fun, but also subliminally quite serious wine! As close as you’re likely to get to tasting a fresh wine which has just finished fermentation (literally?!)‘ Stephen Wong MW, July 2017