Lise & Bertrand Jousset
8ha. under vine
Bertrand, a former soldier, and Lise, a trained sommelier, moved to Montlouis-sur-Loire in 2003. Their 11-hectare estate has vineyards ranging between 30 and 130 years of age. So delicate and fragile are their vineyards and terroir, and so committed are they to natural farming and winemaking, that like many in the Loire, the Joussets have seen three out of the last five vintages fail. As a result, they have resourcefully decided to make a few wines from grapes bought from other areas and regions, even as far away as Gaillac in the South West.
80% Muscat & 20% Chenin
Pétillant Naturel with 6g. of residual sugar. A touch of aromatic, a high drinkability.
Rose à Lies 2019
50% Gamay / 50% Grolleau
Sand and silex on the surface and limestone base. 400L neutral barrels till 15g of sugar remains, shocked with cold and bottled in February, disgorged in June
Bubulle 2015 Magnum only
Chenin on limestone and clay. Pétillant Naturel. 4 years sur lie in bottle. Un-disgorged.
Exilé Blanc 2018
Chenin from Loire blended with Colombard and Trebbiano from the south-west France. Natural separated fermentation in barrel for 10 months and an extra 2 in steel.
Vilain P’tit Ch’nin 2018
From limestone and silex soils, Natural fermentation in barrel for 10 months and an extra 2 in steel.
Premier Rendez-Vous 2018
Chenin from 2 different vineyard in Montlouis. Natural separated fermentation in barrel for 10 months and an extra 2 in steel.
Longue Version de Premier Rendez-vous 2017
The annual late release of the previous wine, with an extra year in stainless steel.
Longue Version de Premier Rendez-vous 2014 Magnum only
The annual late release with an extra year in stainless steel.
Maceration de Menu Pineau 2017
1 year skin contact of the rare Menu Pineau.
Clos Aux Renards 2016
Their top site, with vines going up to over 100 years old. Aged in Stockinger barrel for two years.