A delcious new Pet Nat from Sylvere & Mathilde Trichard. Now farming 7 hectares of their own, the Rosé is from a newer parcel that finished organic conversion in 2021.
From 100% Gamay, it’s light and refreshing at 11.5% and brimming with crunchy citrus and wild strawberry aromas, mouth-watering acidity and plenty of effervescence.
Sylvère Trichard took over his Grandmother’s four hectares of vines near the Beaujolais commune of Blacé in 2012. Along with his partner Mathilde Sothier, the pair work with biodynamic principles in mind, in accordance with the lunar calendar; but not pursuing strict certification. Vines are between 20 to 80 years old and planted on sandy clay soils over granite.
It was Sylvère’s uncle who first showed him the ropes in the winery whilst running the family domaine back in 1998, just as he was beginning organic conversion on their four hectares of Gamay and Chardonnay in the Beaujolais commune of Blacé.
Sylvère went on to study agriculture before stints working with Dominique Belluard in the Savoie and Jean-Claude Lapalu back home in Beaujolais. He started Séléné in 2012, working loosely with biodynamic principles in mind, in accordance with the lunar calendar; but not pursuing strict certification.
Vines here are between 20 to 80 years old and planted on sandy clay soils, with a vein of granite running underneath. Fermenting only with native yeasts, the reds all undergo carbonic maceration. Ageing is mostly done in concrete vats, with the exception of his grandmother’s favourite plot- the oldest vines- picked for a cuvée named for her and aged in old barrels.
Sylvère & Mathilde have been working hard on the family farm to encourage biodiversity, planting an orchard in 2020 and trees between the rows of vines. The trees will also help greatly with adding shade for the vines as temperatures continue to climb each summer.
11.5% / 75cl