The 7 is very successful for weddings.
Reasoning behind this wine: The Gamay Noir is a very adaptable grape. As we were already producing naturally lower alcohol red wines, we thought that we could go a stage further and use a technique called the Méthode Ancestrale to make an even lower alcohol (only 8°) sparkling wine. We think that this is arguably the best expression of the Gamay Noir grape. Our customers think so too, as this is by far our best-seller, accounting for more than half our Gamay Noir production.
Tasting notes: due to the long and slow fermentation in the bottle on fine lees, the bubbles are tiny and persistent. The nose is very fresh and full of smells of crushed strawberries and raspberries, typical of the Gamay Noir grape. The palate is delicate and refreshing with a slight sweet finish.
Served stone cold, the 7 is an excellent apéritif. The lower alcohol content is ideal before a meal. Wonderful partner for summer pudding as well!
How this wine is made: without adding sugar (no chaptalisation) as is the case with all our wines.
The Methode Ancestrale is a very ancient way of producing sparkling wine and pre-dates the discovery of the Methode Champenoise. The wine ferments slowly at low temperature only for a few days and is bottled directly before fermentation is complete. The fermentation continues in the bottle, which produces the bubbles.
Grape : Gamay Noir
Bottle: champagne type, 75cl in case of 6.
Was served at the" Best Restaurant in the World", the Noma, in Copenhagen: