NV Christophe Mignon 'ADN de Foudre Trois Cépages' Brut Nature
SKU: B461Regular price $89.95
he grapes are harvested by hand and brought to the winery in small boxes before being manually added to the horizontal bladder press. The juice ferments in stainless steel at cool temperatures, which preserves aromatics and prevents malolactic conversion. All thirty plots are fermented separately. Red wine for rosé is made from crushed grapes fermented in open-top stainless steel tank before going into a small wooden basket press.
After élevage in either stainless steel or large format oak tun, the wine is bottled with liqueur de tirage made from cane sugar and cultured yeast. He uses modest time on lees (three to five years), not wanting to mask the flavours of the fruit. Disgorgement dates are included on the label. He offers two dosage levels, Brut Nature and Extra Brut but we opt exclusively for the former. A judicious amount of SO2 is used during winemaking.
Although they've never pursued any type of certification, their goal has always been to be in sync with nature, limit their carbon footprint, and invest heavily in the happiness and fulfillment of their staff. Their son Loann has joined the estate, learning his father's techniques and perhaps adding his own flare to the wines one day. The wines are cerebral, stoic, and thoughtful, but their family is warm, charming, and inviting.