Maison Crochet - Pet Native, Lorraine, France (2020)
A blend of Gamay, Pinot Noir & Auxerrois. A fun pet nat made by Wilfried Crochet, a talented sparkling winemaker who trained in the Champagne region. Bright fruit on the palate - think blood orange - and slightly bracing acidity make for a fun delicious jolt from the winter blues
While near to the near-drought conditions of Alsace, the Lorraine region is on the other side of the Vosges Mountains and receives all the rain and clouds. Viticulture here is only for the heroic and Crochet demonstrates the rewards that come from careful farming and perseverance.