Exposition: South, South-West
Soil: Sandy clay (Granitic base)
Average age of vines: 35 years
Grape variety: Gamay
Harvest: Hand harvested in perforated crates
Yield: 40Hl/ha (2.1 tons/acre)
Serving temperature : 4°C (40°F)
Aging potential: Sparkling wines are cellar aged and should be drunk upon release though this wine will hold for another 3 years.
GRANIT comes exclusively from Beaujolais Villages grapes (100% Gamay). Its is a sparkling wine “blanc de noirs”. The grapes are gently hand-harvested into perforated crates. The base wine is obtained by lightly pressing the whole clusters. Once the base wine is made, it is ready for the “tirage” (we add yeast and sugar then bottle it). The wine ferments and ages in bottle (called “prise de mousse”) before it is ready to disgorge (the dead yeast cells are separated from the wine). We do not add any ”liqueur de dosage” for the GRANIT, that is why we call it ”BRUT NATURE”. (extra Dry wine). This way of making sparkling wine is known under the name « méthode champenoise » or « méthode traditionnelle. » It is probably the most binding way to make it, but it is wellknown to be the most qualitative method.
Tasting notes :
Wine to party, wine to celebrate, unique wine, wine of pleasure and discovery…. Granit may astonish you by its particular color; white and limpid with a very subtle pink eye. The nose is refreshing and delicate. A perfume of red and white fruits combine into a freshly picked fruit salad topped with creme chantilly. The bubbles are feathery and smooth with a velvet texture on the palate. Granit is a wine full of surprises with a great future.
Food pairing :
Granit as the Crémant is wonderful as an aperitif. Clams & oysters as well as crab, lobster, scallops. Fondue, sushi, sesame chicken, tempura, soufflé or quiche. Hard, salty or soft, creamy cheeses. The perfect breakfast drink along side your glass of cranberry juice & crepes.