Keep it natural, baby.
The vines for the sparkling wines grow on very different soils at l’Epinay than do the Muscadets. L’Epinay’s Muscadet soils are largely granite and gravel, whereas the grapes for this wine are grown in loamy clay soils, ideal for pronounced fruit expression. The "Folie de L`Espinose" Blanc Brut is composed of chardonnay, folle blanche and pinot noir vines averaging 25 years old. The wine is produced under the Traditional Method, with the first fermentation in stainless steel and the second in bottle followed by a minimum of 10 months sur latte before disgorgement.
“Our cellar work is classic,” say Cyrille and Sylvain, meaning temperature-controlled spontaneous fermentations and sur lie aging in buried tanks. The traditional method sparkling wines are from base wines blended early in the winter following harvest and can vary slightly each year. The Blanc is typically a blend of 50% chardonnay, 35% folle blanche, and 15% pinot noir.
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