Pétillant Naturel La Grange de L’Oncle Charles
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Region: Alsace, France
Grape varieties: 100% Pinot Auxerrois
Pétillant Naturel La Grange de L’Oncle Charles is delicious sparkling Pinot Auxerrois. Grown in biodynamic vineyards by Jerome Francois.
Song: In The Summertime by Mungo Jerry
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About Pétillant Naturel La Grange de L’Oncle Charles
Pétillant Naturel La Grange de L’Oncle Charles sees Pinot Auxerrois grapes harvested by hand that undergoes maceration. The wine transfers from the vat into individual bottles while it is still fermenting. It is then sealed under a crown cap. As a byproduct of alcoholic fermentation, bubbles get trapped in the wine. The wine is not filtered and no dosage (sugar) additions.
Jerome Francois first trained to be a carpenter before becoming a sommelier. Jerome started with several rows of inherited vines from his grandfather. Then, he moved into the family barn (grange) belonging to his uncle. His uncle was a farmer named Charles, so Jerome named the winery La Grange de L’Oncle Charles.
About La Grange de L’Oncle Charles Winery
The domaine started in early 2014 in Ostheim, Alsace. The vineyards, the meadows, and orchards are biodynamic. Jerome has the utmost respect for ancestral traditions. Today, he farms 5.5ha of vineyards located in the towns of Ammerschwihr, Zellenberg, Kaysersberg, and Ribeauville. Jerome believes that his wine can express itself from the terroir. A wine can only derive its originality from the full expression of its terroir and its microclimate. These are the only inimitable elements in the wine. It is then up to the vigneron to work with minimum intervention to make quality wine.
Without a tractor, the plowing depends on two draft horses: Sirus and Fastoche. This avoids unnecessary soil compaction which suffocates biological and microbiological life. Flocks of Ouessant sheep graze in the rows of vines. Besides mowing the grass, they provide organic fertilizer to the soils.