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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