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.
Pétillant d’Aunis is made from a direct press of a hectare of Pineau d'Aunis grapes, Ariane purchases. Direct press, then bottled with 3g of residual sugar to give the bubbles. A Pet Nat with real depth, elegance and length. No sulfites added.
Region - Loire, France