Domaine de Montrieux, Phylactere 2015
Ariane Lesné worked as a retailer, than a wine agent, then made the move into producing her own wines after falling in love with natural winemaking. She worked at an estate in Burgundy for 5 years, before taking over the reins at Emile Heredia's estate, Domaine Montrieux at the end of 2014. She lives there now with her Husband Martin, a potter who uses the ashes of Ariane's vines to make glazes for his pots.
Phylactere is a Pétillant Natural made from a variant of gamay that has red juice when pressed. Direct press, bottled with 10g residual sugar to give bubbles and disgorged after 18 months of aging. No sulphites added. It's a fun and delicious, off dry aperitif.
Region - Loire, France