Jean-Pierre Robinot, Fêtembulles, l'Opéra des Vins Pet Nat 2017
Stunning Pét Nat of Chenin Blanc from Jean-Pierre Robinot, from the Loire Valley. Quite a cult winemaker in the Natural wine scene. His wines are highly sought after from Paris to New York. So it's exciting to see some in Australia.
'This is a fine example of the wine genre known as Pétillant Naturels - wines that are fermented once in the bottle and then sometimes disgorged to release the dead yeast and sometimes not, depending on the winemaker. This wine has been disgorged after being aged for 12 months in the bottle and topped up with the same wine. It is made from 100% Chenin Blanc that has had no dosage (added sugar), therefore is quite dry. The wine is incredibly delicate with very fine bubbles and a superb, lingering finish, reflecting the careful aging that the wine has undergone. Clear and bright in the glass, this pet nat is a treat for anyone who appreciates this genre of wine.'
- Living Wines