Domaine de l'Oubliee, Les Valseuses Pet Nat 2018Regular price $27.00 Save $-27.00
Variety: Chenin Blanc
Xavier Courrant is the winemaker of Domaine de L'Oubliée, which literally means “The Forgotten Domaine.” After years of studying viticulture and work as a wine retailer, he gave in to the constant nagging and purchased three plots of land in the appellation of Bourgueil. A Cabernet Franc-centered growing area, he opted to also grow Chenin Blanc, a complete oddity there. Then again, Xavier does do things on his own terms. Each of his wines are named for a film or novel from Bertand Blier, the French director whom Xavier happens to love. In all, he has about seven hectares of vines, all are certified organic.
There is so much playfulness that goes on in this bottle. Chenin Blanc is the variety here; as it is not a variety that’s grown in Bourgueil, it is deemed a Vin de France. “Les Valseuses” is made into a petillant naturel, aka natural sparkling, using residual sugar in the juice to kick start fermentation. Its name means “The Dancers,” another film reference to Bertrand Blier, and the way the bubbles dance on the tongue.