Lise et Bertrand Jousset Exile Blanc 2018
50% Chenin / 25% Colombard / 25% Ugni Blanc with the Colombard and Ugni Blanc purchased from friends in the South of France. Everything farmed organic, hand harvested, and fermented naturally.
Lise and Bertrand have farmed their 11 hectares in Montlouis sur Loire et Touraine since 2003 with the same philosophy: "Whether alone or as a table companion, wine is meant to be shared and consumed. It is up to us, as vignerions to craft a wine for every occasion."
While they believe that 95% of a wine comes from the vineyard, Bertrand and Lise understand that the last 5% is still crucial. They use careful processes to ensure that their wines, while they might fall into the “Natural” category, are without off odors and flaws. Only the absolute least amount of sulfur is used in the winemaking process, so nitrogen and carbon dioxide are used to protect the wine during the final steps.
Grapes are vinified separately and fermented in fiberglass and stainless steel tank for 7 months. Varietals are blended into a larger tank and aged for another 2 months