Splash “Barouillet”, Pet Nat, Semillon, France
Perfect for summer, this softly sparkling white is a refreshing and interesting wine, with (added bonus) relatively low alcohol at 10%. Richer in style than some Pet Nat wines, as Sémillon generally has a lower alcohol and richer fruit and mouthfeel profile, making it brilliant with snacks or BBQ chicken. Organic, with zero sulphur added.
Chateau Barouillet has been a family business going back at least 8 generations. Vincent Alexis works alongside his father and grandfather to cultivate the land and has pushed the winery into Organic viticulture, starting to convert the soil in 2010 and fully converting all the vineyards by 2014. The domaine controls 45 hectares of vines throughout Monbazzillac, Bergerac Pécharmant, and Cotes de Bergerac.