Appellation: Vin de France
Grape varieties: 70% Clairette, 30% Chardonnay
Style: Sparkling – Pétillant Naturel
ABV: 10.5% by vol.
Vineyard size: 15 hectares
Terroir: Clay-limestone terraces, or “terrasses villefranchiennes” (Clairette), basalt (Chardonnay)
Average age of vines: 35+ years (Clairette), 40+ years (Chardonnay)
Farming: Dry-farmed. Organic. Clairette: gobelet; Chardonnay: Guyot
Harvest: By hand, August 3rd and 25th, 2022
Vinification: Spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeasts, direct press for both varietals, regular lees stirring. No fining. No filtration. Bottled September 2022.
Sulfur added: None
Production: 2,500 bottles