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Why no PO fizz?

Posted: Sat 24 Mar 2018 14:27
by TonyGoodman
Limoux produces decent bulles, ditto our southern neighbours yet there seems to be no local product within say 30 mins drive of perpignan. Happy to be corrected however if this is correct is it just tradition or are there technical reasons non is produced?

Re: Why no PO fizz?

Posted: Sat 24 Mar 2018 14:53
by Allan
TonyGoodman wrote:Limoux produces decent bulles, ditto our southern neighbours yet there seems to be no local product within say 30 mins drive of perpignan. Happy to be corrected however if this is correct is it just tradition or are there technical reasons non is produced?

Arnaud de Villeneuve
http://arnauddevilleneuve.com/13-nos-pr ... étillants

Nayandei also do fizzy wines but they are artificially carbonated

Re: Why no PO fizz?

Posted: Sat 24 Mar 2018 16:26
by TonyGoodman
Allan wrote:
TonyGoodman wrote:Limoux produces decent bulles, ditto our southern neighbours yet there seems to be no local product within say 30 mins drive of perpignan. Happy to be corrected however if this is correct is it just tradition or are there technical reasons none is produced?

Arnaud de Villeneuve
http://arnauddevilleneuve.com/13-nos-pr ... étillants

Nayandei also do fizzy wines but they are artificially carbonated
Agh its called Vin Petillant as in l'eau petillant/soda water. I was searching using cremant/blanquette.

AdV are a very good operation and the price seems reasonable. I'll make a point of securing a few bottles for when the family are here.

Thanks, much appreciated.

Tony

Posted: Mon 26 Mar 2018 07:30
by Santiago
The climate doesn’t lend itself to growing grapes required to make decent Sparkling. So there is no tradition of it here. You could always try a local.PetNat from a Natural producer but I doubt it would be to your taste. They can be a bit odd. More cidre than wine.

Posted: Mon 26 Mar 2018 09:17
by TonyGoodman
Santiago wrote:The climate doesn’t lend itself to growing grapes required to make decent Sparkling. So there is no tradition of it here. You could always try a local.PetNat from a Natural producer but I doubt it would be to your taste. They can be a bit odd. More cidre than wine.
Thanks for the explanation.

Posted: Mon 26 Mar 2018 11:27
by jethro
Two years ago, I won a bottle of fizzy white produced in St. Genis des Fontaines. It was quite nice. Maybe the co-op at SGDF could help you. They also sell off their old oak wine barrels after three years, if that interests anyone. Sawn in half and charred on the inside, they make nice planters.

Posted: Mon 26 Mar 2018 21:35
by jethro
An addendum to my post about St. Genis fizz. I was at the coop today, and the mousseux is called "Génis d'Or". A winegrower who happened to be in the room said that they're going to produce a "blanc pétillant" in the summer. I didn't know until today that there was a distinction between "mousseux" and "pétillant". So much for my level of expertise.

Posted: Mon 26 Mar 2018 21:43
by Allan
jethro wrote:An addendum to my post about St. Genis fizz. I was at the coop today, and the mousseux is called "Génis d'Or". A winegrower who happened to be in the room said that they're going to produce a "blanc pétillant" in the summer. I didn't know until today that there was a distinction between "mousseux" and "pétillant". So much for my level of expertise.
It is to do with the pressure of CO2 in the bottle. Mousseux is higher.

Posted: Mon 26 Mar 2018 21:44
by TonyGoodman
jethro wrote:An addendum to my post about St. Genis fizz. I was at the coop today, and the mousseux is called "Génis d'Or". A winegrower who happened to be in the room said that they're going to produce a "blanc pétillant" in the summer. I didn't know until today that there was a distinction between "mousseux" and "pétillant". So much for my level of expertise.
OK thanks, sounds like I need to make a visit.