Sextant – Vin de France Skinbull Pétillant Naturel 2022
'Julien has taken his skin contact wines one step further this year with the release of a sparkling skin contact wine made from the Aligoté grape variety.
The wine is made from the wonderful Aligoté grape variety from a north-facing vineyard in excellent terroir near the famous village of Pommard. The fact that it is north-facing means that the grapes ripen more slowly than if they were on a south facing slope and hence develop more flavour.
The grapes (50% destemmed and 50% whole bunches) were crushed and then, instead of the juice being run off, it was left in contact with the skins for a ten day period allowing the anthocyanins and other polyphenols in the skins and pips to leach into the juice.
It was bottled with residual sugar to allow the fermentation to continue to produce a nicely sparkling pet nat!'
- Living Wines