Romain Des Grottes is not a typical Beaujolais producer, he has forged his own path from the start, not being particularly connected to the movement. But he has ended up making wines in the most natural way possible with a style unique to him.
In 2020 Romain had a very tough vintage with his signature Brut De Cuve wine which was much riper than usual (13,5%) and struggled to finish fermentation. Something drastic had to be done to not lose all of his wine, Romain spoke to his friend Phillipe, a producer of local apple juice and he had a batch of juice that had started fermenting. Romain suggested they combine the non-fermenting grape juice and the fermented apple juice. The apple juice helped the wine to finish and now it clocks in at 11.5%. Romain bottled with a touch of sugar left to give a spritz on opening. A very fun, refreshing co-ferment that is as bright and easy to drink as most things Romain makes!
Domaine des Grottes - Scideration
Name Scideration Producer Domaine des Grottes Style Sparkling Fruit Wine Blend Country France Region Beajoulais Vintage 2020 Grape Gamay grapes & mixed apples ABV % 11.5 SO2 None added Production Organic. Vegan. Unfined. Unfiltered. Natural fermentation Notes Fun + Bright + Refreshing
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