NV Bonnet Huteau ‘Terres Australe’ Pétillant Naturel

NV Bonnet Huteau ‘Terres Australe’ Pétillant Naturel

Regular price $19

Region: Muscadet < France

Grapes: Melon, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Folle Blanche

Vineyard/Cellar Stats: Certified organic farming, clay-calcareous gneiss soil; 10.5% ABV

Winemaker: Remi and Jacques Bonnet

Remi and Jacques Bonnet have been running this 40-hectare estate for the last 12 years (certified organic since 2005 and now working towards biodynamics), focused on bright, fresh, salty Muscadet wines.   This is their lovely Pet’Nat of Melon and friends.  It’s fresh, clean and fleshy (but not fat), with a lovely honeyed pear thing, and a touch of salinity to remind you that you’re in Muscadet territory.  Would be amazing with cheese, but also an excellent summer aperitvo or brunch wine.    Trade up from cheap Prosecco for your all-purpose bubbly, this is a way more interesting (and cleaner) option!